Vacation Days/Personal Days/Illness Guidelines

Each resident is allotted 20 days for vacation/personal time each academic year. The 20 days are split as follows: three 5-day blocks (Monday to Friday) and five individual days, which can also be used consecutively, if desired. There is a limit of 1 resident permitted to take vacation on a single date. Exceptions may be possible in certain situations and require written approval.  Potential examples of exceptions include, but are not limited to: holidays, clinic closure (faculty vacation), approved conference time. If a 5-day block includes a holiday, that day will be returned as an individual day. Any time taken in excess of 20 days must be made up at the end of the residency prior to graduation from the residency program. Vacation time does not accumulate and must be used before the next July 1st date.

Resident Educational Funds

Each resident has $750 per year to be used for educational purposes. This may be used for meetings, books, or other academic expenses. Original receipts are required for reimbursement. All receipts must be turned in within 30 days or there will be no reimbursement from WSU. Spending "future" educational funds before the start of the next academic year is prohibited. The educational funds use is limited to books, CME sponsored meetings, or purchase of a dermatoscope.

Resident Travel Policy

Attendance for scientific conferences must be approved by the Program Director or Chairman in advance. Expenses for scientific conferences in which the resident is presenting will be reimbursed. A summary of expected expenses should be turned into the Program Coordinator as well as the Program Director or Chairman prior to registration. This summary should include the registration fee, estimated air travel, and estimated hotel expenses.

Expenses will be reimbursed as follows:

  • Registration fee in full
  • Travel expenses up to a maximum airfare of $400 per round trip ticket
  • Hotel expenses/meals/per diem as applied per city

All travel must be entered in the TravelWayne electronic system by the resident prior to traveling. The program coordinator or department administrative assistant will assist with this process, if needed. When travel has been completed, receipts must be uploaded for completion of travel and reimbursement. 

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