Absence and Illness Information

Student Support and Contact Information

MUSC Student Health Services:  843-792-3664
Students should call Student Health Services for any health concerns or questions they have. Please leave a voicemail with your name and call back number. Staff will return your call on the same day during normal operating clinic hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM). Calls left outside of normal operating clinic hours will be returned the following business day. For serious health concerns, seek emergency medical care immediately. 

COM Student Affairs:  Students should contact Student Affairs for any questions about absences and available resources.

Charleston Campus: 843-792-2530
AnMed Clinical Campus: Dr. Renee Monaghan
AnMed Employee Health- Main Campus 864-512-1306
AnMed Employee Health- North Campus 864-512-4813


Read the College of Medicine Absence Policy for Medical Students and complete an absence form as necessary:
Preclerkship Absence Request Form
Clinical Absence Request Form

Return to Clinical Settings after Illness

If 24 hours have passed with no fever (and not on fever-reducing medications) and your symptoms are mild and improving, you are allowed to return to work. After you return to work, you should continue to mask until all your respiratory symptoms (cough, runny nose, nasal congestion, etc.) resolve. You are not required to be tested or re-tested for a respiratory infection to return to work. See MUSC Health guidelines