Incoming Students

Campus Health Requirements for Newly Matriculating Students

All newly matriculating students must provide Student Health with the following information:

  • A complete medical and mental health history form

  • A recent physical examination (must occur within 12 months of the start of classes)

  • A completed immunization history form including copies of lab reports of required serologies

    • Immunization records should show evidence of two doses of MMR vaccine, two doses of Varicella vaccine and 3 doses of hepatitis B as well as any other childhood or adult immunizations for information purposes.

    • Students must provide serologic immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, Varicella, hepatitis B.  Lab reports must be in English, and preferably performed in a lab accredited in the U.S.  Screenshots from electronic medical records are NOT adequate documentation.

    • Students must have evidence of a recent Tetanus/pertussis booster within the last 10 years

  • All students will undergo 2–step tuberculin skin testing to screen for tuberculosis (one skin test will be placed by your healthcare provider and a second will be placed at Student Health).  Those with a known history of a positive skin test will be required to submit a report from a chest x–ray taken within the last 12 months, and must indicate whether or not treatment was completed.  The chest x–ray report must be in English and preferably performed from an imaging center accredited in the U.S.  Those with a history of BCG vaccination will still have a skin test performed if there is no record.  If you’ve had a blood test for TB infection (eg. T–spot or Quantiferon Gold) you may submit reports with your documentation, but this doesn’t replace the need for skin testing at our facility.

  • Students who will have patient contact must complete a respiratory questionnaire

  • A signed meningococcal information sheet indicating whether or not a student has received, wishes to receive or declines meningococcal vaccination.

Students will be provided with the relevant health packet by their admitting program by email or web portal. Completed forms should be mailed to Student Health no later than 30 days prior to the start of classes or lab rotation for review. After classes we will arrange visits for all new students at SHS to complete any missing requirements, or repeat any services for which we feel documentation is inadequate or insufficient.

Failure to meet all requirements within 30 days of the start of classes will result in the student being placed on administrative leave which may jeopardize your academic status.

FAQ: Incoming Students

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