Catastrophic Event

Academic Contingency Plan for catastrophic events

Students, faculty, and staff will be notified through automated emails, Canvas announcements and the E2 campus notification system.

Pre-clinical years:
In the event of significant interruption of M1 and M2 classes during the academic year, the COM will waive attendance requirements. Students missing classes will be expected to access Echo360 on Canvas (95% of lectures are generally recorded). Standard COM policy for test absences due to illness will be followed.

Clinical years:
Students will be expected to contact M3 and M4 clerkship directors for any absences. Appropriate remediation will be individualized with each clerkship director.

Policy Source Review date
Catastrophic Event

UNMC COM Office of Medical Education
Approved M1 and M2 Core directors and Clerkship directors

Fall 2009