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.
- immunizations and titers for immunity
- verification from a physician who has performed a medical history and physical examination as to the health of the student
- background checks for a legal history.
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 test (PPD)
- Annual influenza vaccine
- Tetanus toxoid immunization
- Hepatitis B virus (HBV)
- Measles (Rubeola), Rubella and Mumps
- Meningococcal Vaccine
- Polio Vaccine
- Hepatitis C Virus Test
Prior to matriculation, students must submit their medical history and physical examination and documentation of the listed laboratory tests and immunizations to the Office of the Registrar. Incomplete forms will prevent matriculation and may prevent academic advancement if not kept current. Immunizations, titers, and TB tests may be required annually. 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, MUCOM 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.