Helpful tips when completing your forms
The Health Screening Record must be completed in full by a health care professional (physician, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, physician assistant).
Be certain you have blood work drawn and tested for all 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 lab results and x-ray reports (if required) must be attached to your record.
If you grew up in Canada, contact the Public Health Office which serviced your High School area to obtain childhood immunization records.
Ensure you have a fully documented two-step TB Skin Test; if completed before March 1st this year, submit the two-step test plus an additional one-step test dated after March 1st this year. For more information seeTuberculosis.
Record of a Pertussis vaccine (Tdap) is required, brand names Adacel or Boostrix. A one-time dose of vaccine is required for students age 18 years or older even if not due for a tetanus diphtheria booster. Students currently under age 18 years are required to have an adolescent Tdap vaccine age 14-17. For more information seePertussis Vaccine (TDAP).
Make sure your health care provider has filled in the entire form and initialed where necessary, otherwise, your record will be returned not cleared.
Attach supporting documentation such as official vaccination records or previous immunization records from McMaster University or other institutions if available.
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:
- 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"
- Confidential Fax: 905-528-4348
- In Person / Mail copies only:
McMaster FHS Health Screening
1280 Main Street West, MDCL 3514
Hamilton ON L8S 4K1
Att: Patricia Hartnett
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