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Residents are granted 15 sick days at the beginning of PGY1.  In your second and subsequent years of training, sick time will be earned and credited at the rate of one and one-quarter days per month of employment.

For leaves of more than 5 days due to illness, residents must complete a leave request form.  

Submit your leave request form

This is a standard PGME leave request form.  Please speak with your Program Administrative Assistant to ensure you have the correct form, as each program may have different or additional forms.

Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 13.1 Sick Leave

Article 13.1

Residents shall, upon commencement of training/employment, be credited with fifteen (15) days sick leave. In the second (2nd) and subsequent consecutive year(s) of training/employment, sick leave shall be earned and credited at the rate of one and one-quarter (1 1/4) days per month of training/employment to a maximum of seventy-five (75) working days.

A Resident who is appointed for a term of less than one (1) year shall receive a pro-rata Sick Leave credit upon commencement based on the one and one-quarter (1 1/4) days per month of appointment.

If a Resident should have a negative balance of Sick Leave credits upon termination, the Resident shall be required, by payroll deduction or otherwise, to pay back the amount of overpayment of earnings.

A Resident shall provide evidence of such illness or disability as reasonably required by the Program Director. Residents shall notify the Program Director or the Program Director’s office when absent due to illness.

Article 9.11 Limitations of Work Periods

Article 9.11

Vacation time, sick leave and leave of absence for any purpose shall not be regarded as time available for on-call duty periods; rather, the number of duty periods shall be prorated to the number of days actually worked. (Article 12.0)