McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty of Health Sciences Year 1

Congratulations on admission to the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. Completion of a Health Screening Record is a mandatory requirement for registration in your program, and for participation in clinical activities. The Health Screening Record must be completed in full by a Health Care Provider (physician, nurse practitioner, registered nurse) and submitted by your Program deadline date as outlined below.

Year 1 FHS Health Screening Record

Click on the Home or Forms & Submission tab on the left side bar for more information about Health Screening.

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2016 Submission Deadline: July 31, 2016
Midwifery Education Program MSc in Child Life & Pediatric Psychosocial Care
Physician Assistant Education Program MSc Occupational Therapy Program
Undergraduate Medicine Program MSc Physiotherapy Program

Nursing Graduate Program

  • MScN Course and Thesis Based
  • MScN & Graduate Diploma PHCNP

Nursing Undergraduate Program

  • BScN Accelerated Stream F
  • BScN Basic Stream A

Helpful tips when completing your forms

  • Be certain you have blood work drawn and tested for all the necessary lab tests. Start early! Serology results and follow up vaccinations can take several weeks, so don't wait until the last minute.
  • Copies of laboratory results and x-ray reports (if required) must be attached to your record.
  • If you grew up in Canada Public Health may be able to provide a copy of your immunization records; contact the Public Health Office which serviced your High School area for more information.
  • You will need to submit a record of a dose of Pertussis vaccine (Tdap), either age 18 years or older, or age 14-17 years if currently under age 18 years; brand names are Adacel, Boostrix. For more information regarding this issue, please see Pertussis Vaccine (TDAP).
  • Ensure you have a fully documented two-step TB Skin Test; if completed before January 1st this year, submit the two-step test and an additional one-step test dated after January 1, 2016.  For more information see Tuberculosis.
  • Make sure your health care provider has filled in the entire form and initialed where necessary, otherwise, your record will be returned not cleared.
  • Supporting documentation such as official vaccination records, previous records from McMaster University or other institutions or a letter from a physician may be accepted.
  • Make sure you submit copies of all documentation and retain the originals for your files. You may be asked for this documentation at any time while on placement.

How to Submit your Health Screening Record & Supporting Documentation

Once you have completed your Health Screening Record, retain the original form and your supporting documentation for your files and submit copies to the FHS Health Screening Office in one of three ways:

  1. Preferred method is electronically via Sharefile** (secure document collection) using the following: link:

    [Upload documents here]

    NOTE: Scan your forms as a single JPEG or PDF document and save your file as "last name, first name, PGMD". For example:

    "Smith, Joan PA Program"

    If uploading multiple documents save them with the same file name and then number them. For example:

    "Smith, Joan PA Program1"

    "Smith, Joan PA Program2"

  2. Confidential Fax:  905-528-4348
  3. In Person / Mail copies only:
  4. McMaster FHS Health Screening
    1280 Main Street West, MDCL 3514
    Hamilton ON L8S 4K1
    Att: Patricia Hartnett

Clinical Clearance

Your forms will be reviewed by the FHS Medical Advisor and outstanding items will be identified and requested.

Once CLEARED a Certificate of Clinical Clearance will be issued through your Program Office.  This should be attached to your Health Screening Record

 

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