Attendance & Health Policies
Health & Insurance
The Program does not provide health insurance for students. All students are provided limited medical care through the UVAHS Employee Health Department. This includes a physical examination at the beginning of the school year as well as minor medical attention thereafter. Students are encouraged to have their own health insurance for major health problems.
Attendance & Vacation
Students are expected to be in attendance 40 hours/week, 8 hours/day from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday unless otherwise designated by the Program Director or Clinical Supervisor. A leave of absence is only granted under extenuating circumstances. The training period includes 15 leave days (120 hours), which may be used for vacation and/or sick leave, plus approximately 6-8 annual holidays when the Program is closed. Vacation time must be approved by the Program Director, and must not coincide with class days.