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Graduate Medical Education

Wellness & Wellbeing

Family Wellness

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Whether you’re having a baby, raising a child, or caring for an aging relative, USF GME has the resources for you, from lactation support, to adoption assistance, to help finding—and paying for—childcare and eldercare.


Residents shall be entitled to leave according to the provisions outlined in the GME policy on leave, the Housestaff Handbook and the House Officer Contract and includes annual, conference, sick, sick leave pool, Medical/Parental/ Caregiver, military, Bereavement, domestic violence, and Family Medical (FMLA) Leaves.

Residents must follow the procedure/guidelines of their training program in requesting and scheduling leave. A written request for any leave other than unexpected sick leave must be submitted to the Program Director prior to commencement of leave.

For leave of absence information, please refer to GME Policy GME-215 Leave of Absence. The policy includes information on Annual, conference, Sick, Medical/Parental/Caregiver, Military, Bereavement domestic violence leave and Unexcused Absences. The leave of absence form can be obtained on the GME website.