Applicants accepted for admission are required to obtain and to provide the required documentation indicating that they do not have conditions that would endanger the health and well-being of patients.
- Students must maintain these health requirements throughout their enrollment. Failure to perform required health and immunization activities may prevent students from completing the curriculum in clinical education rotations.
- Documentation from a medical provider regarding immunizations, labs and screenings.
- All students are required to maintain active health insurance throughout their four years.
MU-COM requires the following immunizations, laboratory tests, and screenings:
Titers, which requires blood to be drawn
Because vaccinations from childhood do not meet these requirements, you must complete blood work for the following:
- Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Titer (AB)*
- Measles (Rubeola), Rubella and Mumps IgG Titer*
- Varicella IgG Titer*
Vaccinations, which can mean shots or pills
- Tuberculosis: PPD skin test, or Quantiferon Gold TB test, or Chest x-ray with Questionnaire Form
- Annual Influenza Vaccine (fall of each academic year)
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular, Pertussis (Tdap) Immunization (every 10 years)
- Meningococcal Vaccine(s)
- Polio Vaccine Series (If you have not completed the vaccination series, 4 doses, you must receive a polio titer)
- Physical Exam
- Permission to Treat
- Emergency Contact
*Titers: lab results from a blood test are mandatory for students to prove they are immune. Vaccines alone do not meet this requirement. Proof of immunity is confirmed by checking titers. Students must provide a copy of the lab results.
Incomplete forms will prevent matriculation and may prevent academic advancement if not kept current. As many of these immunizations and proof of immunity are required by the clinical training sites, and are recommended to work with the public in a health environment, MU-COM does not waive these requirements for religious reasons or personal preferences.
Required laboratory tests and immunizations may change annually based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the United States Prevention Task Force, and healthcare facilities. Students will be notified of any change.
Please call the Office of Student Affairs at (317) 955-6183 with any questions.