I'm not sure if there's an "official policy," but in practice students generally do whatever works for them. Sometimes that means skipping lectures during the week before a big exam, to squeeze in enough study time. For some of my classmates that meant never going to anatomy lab, because they felt their time was more efficiently spent reading a color picture atlas of anatomy at home (and they did VERY well in the course!). I've found the administration and advisory deans to be very supportive of students doing whatever they need to do in order to succeed. The fact of the matter is, we all learn differently, and the administration seems to really recognize this. Of course, if you're skipping classes like crazy and then failing exams, I'm sure someone would step in. But as long as you're doing well I don't think it's really an issue at Duke.Soleilpie said:What is the attendance policy for med students at Duke University? Is it mandatory for all classes or pretty lenient? Any info will be much appreciated!