Core Day Dismissal Policy
Third- and fourth-year students in the MD Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are expected to abide by the policy regarding on-call schedules before and after core curriculum days.
Should students take call before core day?
All students should be excused from taking call the night before a Core Day.
When are students excused?
Students who are at sites located further than a one-hour drive away from Madison should be excused by 2pm the day before Core Days so that the students have adequate travel time to get to Madison.
Students who are in Madison or within one-hour of Madison should be excused by 10pm the day before Core Day.
Should madison students round on core day?
Students who are doing rotations located at Madison-based hospitals or clinics will not be expected to make rounds on their patients on the morning of Core Day.
When can students resume call schedules after core day?
Students who are doing a rotation in Madison or within a one-hour drive will be expected to resume their regular on-call schedule on the evening of the Core Day. Students located at training sites further than a one-hour drive from Madison should resume call schedules the day after the Core Day.
When should students be expected back on rotation?
Students who are doing rotations that are located further than a one-hour drive away from Madison should resume their regular duties by noon of the day following Core Day, and should take call that evening if they are already scheduled to do so.
Students who are doing a rotation in Madison, or within a one-hour drive of Madison, should contact their team at the completion of Core Day events.
We expect students to use their judgment regarding driving conditions in inclement weather.