Residency Program Leave Policy | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Vacation, Sick, Wellness Leave

30 days per year can be taken for vacation, sick or wellness. We encourage no more than 10 business days be used on one rotation block at a time. Leave time does not carry over from year to year. Additional days of paid sick leave may be used per PGY but will cause an extension of training. Further leave may be requested “without pay.”

Educational Leave

Residents will be granted Educational Leave for essential examinations, such as Step III of the USMLE, professional meetings, and interviews . PGY-1 residents receive 5 Educational days, PGY-2 residents receive 10 Educational days, and PGY-3 residents receive 10 Educational days. Educational days cannot be carried over from year to year. It is the residents responsibility to find coverage for his/her clinical duties. 


All Clinic cancellations must be completed prior to 30 days in advance