In addition, a House Officer shall receive one (1) Personal Day per program year, which may be used for any personal need, including medical, dental, or mental health appointments. Personal Days may be used in full or half day increments, but nothing less. The House Officer must give their Program Director at least forty-five (45) days advance notice of the need to take a Personal Day, on a form provided by the Employer. The Program will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate the requested date, but approval is subject to operational and patient care needs. Within seven (7) calendar days of receiving the properly submitted request, the Program Director or their designee will either confirm or deny the requested date. If the requested date cannot be accommodated, the Program Director, or their designee, and the House Officer will meet upon request of either party to discuss and agree on an alternative. Upon request, the House Officer will make reasonable efforts to assist the program in securing coverage for any assigned duties. Final approval of the requested date is at the discretion of the Program Director.