Administrative Policies

University of Florida Student Conduct and Honor Code

In 1995 the UF student body enacted an honor code and voluntarily committed itself to the highest standards of honesty and integrity. When students enroll at the university, they commit themselves to the standard drafted and enacted by students.

Course Evaluations


One of the essential professional attributes of a physician is a commitment to life-long learning and improvement of systems that enhance patient care and the health of the population. The UF COM medical education program recognizes that learning occurs through both individual and collaborative study, thoughtful reflection and self-assessment, patient interactions, and formal and informal interactions with faculty, house staff and other members of the health care team.

For more information, see the Course Evaluations page.


These policies were developed by the College of Medicine.

  • Medical students are allotted the following holidays: Thanksgiving, and winter breaks (see the academic calendar for details). Third and 4th year students on scheduled clerkships and electives are NOT automatically off on official one-day holidays listed on the academic calendar.
  • Clerkship Directors, at their discretion and depending on the clerkship schedule, may permit students a holiday.  For example, if the outpatient clinics are closed on Labor Day, a Clerkship Director may choose to give the students assigned there the day off.
  • Thanksgiving break starts at 5pm on Wednesday and ends at 5am on Monday.
  • The College of Medicine recognizes that there are other holidays, both religious and secular, which are of importance to some individuals and groups. Students who wish to observe these holidays must inform the Clerkship Director and the Clerkship Administrator (for scheduling purposes) before the course or clerkship begins, if applicable. The Director may provide the student with an alternative arrangement to make-up the day(s) missed, on-call assignments, exams, etc. The timing of make-up work is at the discretion of the course director and may fall during vacation periods. Missed days which can’t be completed before the course end date will result in a grade of “Incomplete”.

Behavior and Dress

  • All students are expected to interact with patients, colleagues, residents,staff, clerkship coordinator, faculty, nurses, etc. in a professional manner adhering to the ethical standards of the practice of medicine.
  • All students are expected to wear proper professional attire for each clinical venue when representing our department. Appropriate attire in non-surgical settings includes ties for men, and skirts,dresses or slacks for women. Blue jeans, shorts, and flip-flops are not acceptable at any time. Cleanliness is a must. Facial hair must be neatly trimmed.
  • A clean white laboratory coat should be worn at all times. The only place you do not wear a white coat is on Labor and Delivery.
  • Wear your name tag at all times, either affixed to your white coat or to your scrub suit.
  • Scrub suits should only be worn in surgical areas or on Labor and Delivery. If you must leave the immediate area, a white coat should be worn over the scrub suit. Scrubs should never be worn in our clinics. Scrubs should never be worn outside the hospital. Shoe covers, hats, and masks are never to be worn outside the immediate surgical or delivery room areas.