Fit for Duty

Medical Student Handbook: Other Codes and Policies for Students

Fit for Duty evaluations are used to determine if a student's academic or behavioral performance is/may be affected by impairment that includes, but is not limited to: medical, behavioral or substance abuse issues. The purpose of the Fit for Duty evaluation is to determine the student's ability to perform his/her academic and clinical duties responsibly and safely; meaning that he/she is not a danger to patients, colleagues or self.