I'm sick

Medical professionals get sick too.

It is a little known fact that even future doctors get sick and need a day off. This is completely understandable. If you are unwell please do the following:

Arrange to see a GP

Go and see your GP immediately. If you don’t currently have a GP here in Canberra, a list of practices that bulk bill medical students can be found

Notify your year coordinator

Contact your year coordinator and notify them if you have any compulsory classes that will require approved leave.

Less than 3 Days

If less than 3 consecutive days, your year coordinator can approve your leave immediately via email.

More than 3 Days

If more than 3 consecutive days, your year coordinator will require:

  • a medical certificate
  • a completed of a planned leave form
  • Longer than 5 consecutive days will need to be approved by the relative Associate Dean which your year coordinator will seek approval for on your behalf

Notify your teacher/s

Once leave is approved, you will need to email the academic lead or tutor of the compulsory class to notify that you have approved leave for medical reasons. If suitable your year coordinator and academic lead/tutor can be emailed in a single email together, or for sensitive issues email just your year coordinator, who will deal with the leave from there.

Returning from leave

Once you have recovered from your illness and returned to class, please let your year coordinator know if you are concerned that any extended absences will have a negative impact on your studies. This may require you to apply for special consideration (link to special consideration tab) or work with your year coordinator to determine the best action moving forward.