Weather Emergency Policy


The following steps will be taken in a weather related emergency.


1)   Dean Dorsey has the option of closing the entire school.  If that occurs, email and radio announcements will be broadcast.  No classes or clerkships will run for any student in Springfield.


2)   If Dean Dorsey does not close the entire school, Drs. Constance and Klamen have the option of closing the curriculum for the Year 2, 3, and/or 4 classes.  Note that on occasion one class may be cancelled (Y2) while other classes (Y3 and 4) will not be.  In the case of a cancellation, the years affected will be sent an email notifying them that classes are cancelled.  For example, if the Y2 classes are cancelled, the Y2's will receive an email to that effect.  Therefore, if a student does NOT receive an email from Drs. Constance and Klamen, the student should assume that the curriculum has NOT been cancelled.


3)  If the school and the curriculum have not been closed, the clerkship director has the option of cancelling clerkship activities.   If the decision is made to cancel activities, you will receive an email letting you know.  If an individual student is having travel difficulties, please contact a member of the clerkship team.