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Veterinary requirements

Health Profession students

Compliance requirements

Away-rotation medical forms

 

Veterinary Requirements

Health Profession Students

Students in the following programs must meet the following compliance requirements listed below:

  • Child Life Program
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Communication Science and Disorders
  • Dietetics, Nuclear Medicine
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy, including the Athletic Training Program
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing (Traditional and Accelerated BSN)
  • Ultrasound

 

Compliance requirements:

  • Childhood immunizations: (DPT/Polio/MMR)

    • Note: If both MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) vaccines were received prior to 1980, a MMR booster is required.

  • Tdap or Adult Td in the past 10 years

  • Hepatitis B Series (Three shots). A Hepatitis B surface antibody may be substituted on a per case basis for student unable to locate Hepatitis B series documentation. As a health professions student you can anticipate you will be doing away rotations as part of your educational experience, you should strongly consider obtaining a Hepatitis B surface antibody regardless of your documentation of immunization. Many institutions require proof of Hepatitis B immunity prior to acceptance for a rotation.

  • Urine Drug Screen

    • Panel 14 drug screen. Students in the following programs need a Panel 14 test.
      1. Dietetics
      2. Nuclear medicine
      3. Radiography
      4. Respiratory therapy
      5. Ultrasound


      • The drugs screened for in the Panel 14 drug screen are: Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Cannabinoids, Cocaine, Ethanol, Ketamine, Meprobamate, Methadone, Meperidine, Opiates, Oxycodone, Propoxyphene and Tramadol



  • Panel 8 drug screen. Students in the following programs need a Panel 8 test.
      1. Medicine
      2. Nursing
      3. Occupational Therapy
      4. Physical Therapy, including the Athletic Training Program
      5. Child Life
      6. Clinical Lab Sciences
      7. Communication Science and Disorders

      • The drugs screened for in the Panel 8 drug screen are: Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Cannabinoids, Cocaine, Ethanol, Opiates and PCP



  • Note: the urine drug test agreement must be completed and returned to the Student Health Center before confirmation of compliance is provided to the student’s program.

  • For more information on locations, see map.


  • Documentation of two-dose varicella vaccination series or a positive varicella titer

  • Two-step TB skin testing with annual update. If submitting TB skin test results from another facility or physician, results must include "signature of person performing test, date read, mm of induration, and if negative or positive." An Interferon-gamma Release Assay (IGRA) with written documentation, done within three months of matriculation may be substituted.
    • If there is a prior history of TB, previous positive test, or completion of treatment for TB infection or TB disease appropriate written documentation is required. Students unable to provide written documentation will undergo baseline testing for M. tuberculosis infection as determined by the Student Health Center medical staff. These students will also undergo annual symptom review in place of TST.

  • A newly recognized positive TST may require an IGRA and will receive an appropriate clinical evaluation and chest x-ray as determined by the Health Center medical staff. These students will also undergo annual symptom review in place of TST.

  • Annual Influenza immunization

 

In addition to the above requirements, students in the following programs must meet these additional requirements:

Dietetics

  • Hepatitis A series


School of Medicine

  • Complete Medical History form prior to matriculation.


Nursing

  • Must show proof of receiving a Tdap booster


Occupational Therapy

  • Hepatitis A series recommended (but optional) since students will be dealing with food and feeding patients.

 

Away-rotation medical forms

Students applying for an away rotation commonly need to submit a medical form. However, there is no universal form; therefore, many students will need to complete a different form for each rotation. We ask students review the following instructions to assist in the process. 

 

For questions regarding compliance with the Schools of Health Professions, call (573) 882-2542 and ask for the Health Related Compliance Service Representative. Fax number (573) 884-4083.

 

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