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Upper Year Annual Health Screening Requirements

These are mandatory requirements for continued participation in clinical activities.

  • Students granted full clearance in Year One are required to submit annual tuberculosis (TB) screening. 
  • Students granted provisional clearance are required to complete all outstanding requirements, in addition to annual TB screening.  This includes all outstanding vaccinations for tetanus/diphtheria/polio, and Hepatitis B vaccinations/serology.
  • Students returning from a leave of absence are required to complete all outstanding requirements and any updated requirements, in addition to annual TB screening.
  • Programs reserve the right to exclude students from class if health screening requirements are not met.

 

Upper Year Student Submission Deadline for all FHS Programs is

July 31, 2018

Annual TB Screening

Annual TB screening must be completed by all returning students AFTER May 1 and submitted by July 31.

If you are a student in the final year of your program AND your final placement starts before September 1st you are not required to submit annual TB screening. If your final placement begins after September 1st then you are required to submit annual TB screening.

Students with previous negative TB screening must submit the annual Previous Negative TB Update form. This form is prefaced with a risk assessment questionnaire. Only students who have been exposed to active (infectious) TB disease need to submit a single TST.  ** Note:  Some placement sites may require a more recent TST; students are responsible to be aware of their placement site’s requirements. **

Students with previous positive TB screening must submit the annual Previous Positive TB Update form. This is a declaration of being symptom free.

 

See Tuberculosis for more information.

 

Document Submission

See Forms and Submission tab on left side bar for instructions.

 

Questions?

 

If you have questions please contact:

McMaster FHS Health Screening
1280 Main Street West, MDCL 3514
Hamilton ON L8S 4K1
Telephone: 905-525-9140 ext22249/28639
Email: hrsadmin@mcmaster.ca

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