It is the policy of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix (COM–P) for all students to show evidence upon matriculation and throughout medical school, either from immunization records or serologic testing confirming immunity, of the following:
- Hepatitis B immunization plus supplemental quantitative titer.
- Tdap or tetanus.
- Annual Tuberculosis (TB) screening.
- Annual Influenza vaccine.
The immunization requirements are in accordance with UA Campus Health Service immunization requirements and the Association of America Medical Colleges (AAMC) Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) standards, thus allowing COM–P students to apply for VSAS electives without further requirements. Annual TB screening must follow the requirements listed on the AAMC Standardized Immunization Form (PDF).
In the event of special circumstances, students will notify UA Campus Health Service and should contact the Associate Dean, Student Affairs. Students will be required to receive annual influenza immunizations and annual PPD. In the event of special circumstances, please contact the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.
In order to ensure that medical student health records are maintained in accordance with legal requirements for security, privacy, confidentiality and accessibility, immunization records are maintained by UA Campus Health Service. It is the student’s responsibility to check with Campus Health and to make sure that their immunizations are up-to-date at all times throughout their career at the COM–P. Up-to-date immunization records are required to register for courses, participate in any clinical experiences, and/or receive financial aid. Failure to maintain up-to-date immunization records may result in a delayed graduation.
Immunization Tracking Process for Clinical Site Requirements
The College of Medicine – Phoenix uses MyRecordTracker to facilitate students’ ability to share up-to-date immunization records with clinical site(s). Students receive an email that directs them to upload their immunizations; the service reviews and approves immunizations for completeness. The school can verify student compliance through MyRecordTracker. Students may distribute their immunization records to clinical sites requiring immunizations through individual emails granting coordinators a one-time access to view the student’s health record.