Congratulations on admission to the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. Students must be cleared by the Health Screening Office before they may participate in clinical activities, including clinical skills sessions. Students must complete the McMaster Year 1 Health Screening Record. Detailed instructions for completion are on the form. The Health Screening Record must be submitted by your Program deadline date below. Start early and submit on time even if all the requirements have not been completed!
Year One FHS Health Screening Record
Year One Health Screening Requirements
NOTE: new requirement for blood borne viruses will apply to incoming students (2017/2018 term); returning students will be notified if updated documentation is required.
Undergraduate Medical Education students: A different immunization form will be required by other Canadian Universities for visiting electives during clerkship which starts in second year. Students may download this form from the AFMC Student Portal website and have most of it completed at the same time as our Year One FHS Health Screening Record. The AFMC form can then be updated as required closer to the time students are applying for their clerkship electives. Download the form here: https://www.afmcstudentportal.ca/Immunization
Click on the Home or Forms & Submission tab on the left side bar for more information about Health Screening. If you have any questions contact the Health Screening Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-525-9140 ext 22249.
|Submission Deadline: July 15, 2017
||Submission Deadline: July 31, 2017
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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).
- Copies of required lab and x-ray reports (if applicable) must be attached. Other immunization records may be attached as supporting documentation -- Health Care Provider initials/signatures are not required in the corresponding sections in the McMaster form.
- If you grew up in Canada, contact the Public Health Office which serviced your High School area to obtain childhood immunization records.
- Ensure that TB skin tests are fully documented (date given, date read, mm induration). A two-step test is two separate tests requiring four visits to your Health Care Provider. For more information see Tuberculosis.
- Pertussis vaccine (Tdap, brand names Adacel or Boostrix) is a mandatory requirement. A one-time dose of vaccine is required for students age 18 years or older even if not due for a tetanus diphtheria booster. An adolescent Tdap vaccine age 14-17 years is required for students currently under age 18 years. For more information see Pertussis Vaccine (TDAP).
- Serology for immunity should NOT be tested after one or more vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella or varicella. Serology should not be repeated if previous testing shows immunity.
- Make sure your health care provider has filled in the entire form and initialed where necessary, otherwise, your record will be returned not cleared.
- 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
Retain the original of all documents 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
**Citrix ShareFile uses industry-standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of information; note that no method of transmission over the internet is fully secure. For more information, see:
Citrix ShareFile Security and Compliance