Compliance with the following physical and immunization standards is required prior to your initial enrollment as a medical student.
I. PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
You must obtain a physical examination dated after your acceptance to medical school. The current physical examination form must be used and forwarded to the Office of Student Affairs. However, If you have had a physical examination within the last six months, you may have your Physician's office complete the current physical examination form. Please note that a statement from your physician stating that he/she examined you and found you to be in good health is not sufficient. Click here for the current physical examination form.
II. PROOF OF IMMUNITY FOR SPECIFIED INFECTIOUS DISEASES
A: Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, Rubella (German measles), Polio, Varicella (chicken pox)
To prove immunity, you must have the following information:
1) documentation of adequate immunization as described in table
2) laboratory evidence of immunity: date of the titer, results of the test with a numerical value for the presence of antibodies that indicates immunity, and name/location of the laboratory
3) documentation of physician-diagnosed measles
If you cannot prove immunity through the above means, immunization with MMR, Polio vaccine, and/or Varicella vaccine must occur.
B. Hepatitis B
To prove immunity, you MUST have documentation that you have completed the Hepatitis B vaccine series, which consists of 3 inoculations taken over a 4 – 6 month period.
a blood serum titer test (quantitative Hepatitis B surface antibody) that demonstrates adequate antibody levels. Documentation of antibody testing must include:
* the date of the titer
* results of the test: this MUST include a numerical value for the presence of antibodies that indicates immunity, and name/location of the laboratory
Students failing to achieve immunity following completion of the vaccine series, will be undergo a second series of vaccinations and follow-up blood serum testing.
III. OTHER REQUIREMENTS
I V. SUGGESTED VACCINATIONS
SEND ALL DOCUMENTATION TO:
Quillen College of Medicine
Office of Student Services
P.O. Box 70580
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone - 423-439-2037
Fax - 423-439-2060