Downers Grove, IL Campus

Attending Off-Campus Meetings, Conferences or Events

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Students interested in attending osteopathic conferences, lobby days, specialty-focused meetings or any medically or educationally related presentation offered while classes/rotations are in session must submit a written request for an excused absence a minimum of 30 days prior to the event date. 

OMS 1 and OMS 2 students must be in good academic standing and receive written approval from a representative of the Dean's Office to attend the event.  OMS 3 and OMS 4 students should follow the procedure for obtaining an excused absence from rotations as described in the clinical clerkship manual. Students are advised to wait until approval has been granted prior to making travel arrangements. Any costs incurred by a student who is denied approval to attend an off-campus event are the sole responsibility of the student.