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.
- Documentation from a medical provider regarding immunizations, labs and screenings
- Proof of health insurance (copy of card – front and back)
Students are required to submit medical history and physical examination information on a form that has been completed and signed by a licensed physician, prior to matriculation. 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.
COMs require the following laboratory tests and immunizations:
- Annual TB Screening
- Annual Influenza Vaccine (fall of each academic year)
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular, Pertussis (Tdap) Immunization (every 10 years)
- Hepatitis B Vaccines or HbSab Titer*
- Measles (Rubeola), Rubella and Mumps IgG Titer*
- Varicella IgG Titer*
- Meningococcal Vaccine(s)
- Polio Vaccine Series
- Hepatitis C AB Titer*
*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.
Prior to matriculation, students must submit their documentation of the listed laboratory tests, immunizations, and screenings to the Office of Student Affairs. 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 317.955.6612 with any questions.