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Expanding and Standardizing Parental Leave in Medical School and Residency

The WSMA supports parental leave policies for medical students, residents, and fellows that are easily accessible, are separate from formal leaves of absence, and allow for 12 weeks parental leave. (B-4, A-21)

RESOLVED, the WSMA supports further research into investigating parental leave policies and how they affect medical student, resident, and fellow well-being, education, and patient care. Targets for intervention include, but are not limited to policy clarification, improving program and administrative support, on-site childcare, and consideration of parent wellness upon return to work. (B-4, A-21)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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