From time to time events beyond our control require sometime away. This is normally not a problem and this time away can be requested to your year coordinator.
The information below details what is required if you need a short time away. If you are considering a longer period away (extended program leave) please click here
In need of urgent help
- Speak to someone you trust.
- Discuss your issues with your year coordinator.
- Contact your local GP (if you do not have your own personal GP, here is a list of GP practices that bulk bill ANU medical students).
- Contact an urgent support or ANU counselling.
If you require leave, take time off accordingly as per the following flowchart:
Leave < 3 Days
If 3 or less consecutive days of planned leave are required, you need to notify via email as soon as possible your relevant Year Coordinator, Academic Supervisor (for year 4 and pilot year 3 students), Clinical Supervisor, or education support staff.
Education support staff can include but is not limited to your:
- PBL tutor.
- Practical coordinator. For phase 1 students this is Mr Fransisco Sanchez.
It is recommended that students contact both their year coordinator AND their relevant academic lead (phase 2) or Education support staff (Phase 1).
Leave > 3 Days
If more than 3 consecutive days of planned leave are required, your year coordinator will require completion of a planned leave form.
If more than 5 consecutive days of planned leave are required, you will need to inform your year coordinator and email a completed planned leave form to your respective Associate Dean (Phase 1 or Phase 2), with a copy sent to the Deputy Director of the Medical School: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application for planned leave approval process
- Submit all supporting documentation together with completed application form.
- Provide details regarding cover for missing teaching as discussed with your year coordinator or block chair, where applicable.
- Your year coordinator will apply for approval on your behalf.
Once leave is approved, you will need to notify your academic lead, compulsory class tutor and/or block chair via email (a joint email copying in all relevant supervisors will suffice).
NOTE: In the case of sensitive matters, you may prefer to send separate emails.
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