Returning Medical Students – Clinical Clerkships and Electives

UNR Med Student Handbook: Academic Difficulties

  • Scheduling priority will be given to students who have had no disruption in their academic progress at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and to those students who are enrolled in dual degree programs.
  • Students whose medical school education is disrupted as a result of failure to pass a course or clerkship, voluntary extensions, leave of absence, probation or suspension, will be scheduled on a space available basis.
  • Returning students whose academic progress is disrupted as a result of approved leaves, probation, or suspension should be aware that the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine cannot guarantee that they will progress through the third and fourth years of medical school at the same rate as they would have had they not had a disruption to their progress. A reasonable effort will be made in order to provide the students with readmission to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's clinical rotations and to schedule them when space is available.
  • It is the responsibility of students whose progress through medical school has been disrupted or modified for any reason, to contact the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at least six (6) months in advance of any anticipated readmission to determine available reentry spots, to complete appropriate forms, and to receive appropriate advisement.
  • Planning for the remainder of the medical school education is contingent upon the outcome of a review by the SPCC. Students planning to return should contact the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs following the review.
  • Students who have been on a leave of absence from medical school in order to pursue a dual degree or to perform research, or for personal reasons between Year 2 and 3, are required to contact the Office of Medical Education concerning a clinical re-entry program to refresh their clinical skills. Students who have been on leave between Year 3 and 4 are encouraged to contact the Office of Medical Education to schedule a clinical re-entry program. Students may only enter the third year of medical school at the point of the transition course.