Department of Family & Community Medicine

Bereavement

There has been a death in my family.

A resident may request a leave due to a death in the immediate family or a person with whom the resident had a close relationship. A leave may also be requested due to family illness, injury, medical emergency, or other urgent family matters to which the resident must attend. Five consecutive working days may be granted by the Program Director for this paid leave. This guideline should be interpreted with proper sensitivity.

See Guidelines for Residency Leaves of Absence and Training Waivers (PDF)

If you would like support or someone to talk to during this difficult time you may wish to contact:

Contact your Site Program Director/Administrator or Chief Resident

Office of Resident Wellness
University of Toronto, Postgraduate Medical Education, 416-946-3074,

PARO 24 Hour Help Line 
1 866-HELP-DOC (1-866-435-7362)