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. 

Students must be in good academic standing. OMSI and OMSII students must receive written approval from a representative of the Office of the Dean to attend the event.  OMSIII and OMSIV students should follow the procedure for obtaining an excused absence from rotations as described in the Clinical Rotations 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.