Student Work Hours

Pre-Clinical Student Workload (6.3)

Pre-Clinical Student Workload is defined as the amount of learning contact time scheduled in classrooms, laboratories, small groups, e-learning, and clinical settings each week. These sessions are identified in the class schedule and include both mandatory and non-mandatory sessions.

In order to ensure a reasonable amount of student workload and limit the amount of scheduled time during a given week during the pre-clerkship phase of the curriculum, the following procedures should be followed:

  • There should be no more than 30 hours of scheduled time per week averaged over a semester.
  • There should be no more than 8 hours of scheduled time in a given day averaged over a week.

Rationale for Policy/Purpose

To ensure a reasonable amount of student workload and limit the amount of scheduled time during a given week.

Clinical Student Work Hours (6.3)

  • The maximum time a student is permitted to be clinically active on a required or selective clerkship is 80 hours in any week.
  • The average time a student spends on clinical duties in the hospital during a required or selective clerkship should not exceed 65 hours/week.
  • Students will receive on average at least 1 day off in 7 during a required or selective clerkship.
  • Students should not exceed 16 consecutive hours of clinical duties in the hospital.