Diploma in Field Epidemiology Training Program (DFE)

General Instructions for Residents
Leave Rules
Annual Leave:
Ÿ During the stay in the program, residents are allowed only one month of annual leave per year in the months of
Ÿ Residents are advised to give priority to the academic assignments, while applying for the annual leave. The
residents have to adjust their annual leave with other residents in the group, so at any time at least one third of
residents are available in the Program.
Ÿ The resident has to get his leave approved by the consultant incharge, at least 4 weeks before proceeding for
Ÿ In case of emergency, the annual leave may be cancelled.
Ÿ The annual leave not availed in the stipulated months of summer will not be granted at any other time.

Emergency Leave:
Ÿ Residents are allowed 10 days emergency leave during one calendar year (Gregorian).
Field Epidemiology Training Program
Assistant Agency for Preventive Health, Agency for Public Health
Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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