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General Surgery Residency

General Surgery Residency On-Line Handbook

Sick Leave

Sick leave is accrued at the rate of one day for each month of employment. When illness prevents a house officer from attending the hospital, Dr. Gugliuzza and the faculty supervising the service must be notified. In addition, a Sick Leave Request form must be completed and submitted to the Resident Office. Call schedules will be coordinated by the chief residents and altered as necessary. There is no separate Department of Surgery policy or benefit for maternity leave. Please see Section II, paragraph I, Family and Medical Leave of the UTMB Hospitals, General Information for House Staff.