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Attendance

Attendance requirements

Information on attendance requirements based on the MBChB attendance policy

Attendance is viewed by the university and the GMC as a measure of engagement with the course.

The University guidance can be found here and states "Typically, all taught sessions, whether provided in-person or online, are compulsory"

The General Medical Council (GMC) regulates all UK medical degree courses and requires us to monitor attendance and engagement as outlined hereLink opens in a new window

The Public expect it: who wants a doctor that only attended 50% of medical school?

Attendance flow chart

    Do you know in advance you will be absent?    
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   Yes       No  
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  Will the planned absence take you below 80% attendance?        Complete an absence form ASAP Inform School Office  
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   Yes   No   Are you sick for more than 3 days? No 
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  Discuss with Academic Phase Lead/DST  Are you giving 6 weeks notice? Yes  
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   No    Yes   3 - 7 days self-certificate, over 7 days doctors fit note   
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     complete absence form plan for covering lost teaching inform clinical placement academic and admin lead