Requirements for Entering Students

It is incumbent upon each student to provide all required documentation in a timely manner as part of their pre-enrollment package.  MSM adheres to the AAMC Standardized Immunization Form  and students are required to be up-to-date with immunizations within 30 days of enrollment. All first-year students in the MD, PA, and MSMS programs are required to complete the AAMC standardized immunization form.  ALL non-clinical students (GEBS, MPH) must complete the MSM Immunization form.  MSM uses the data tracking tool, ACEMAPP, which requires students to upload their immunization records prior to institutional approval and class / clinic participation.  Students who have not received the required immunizations or have not completed a required series, can receive these vaccines from the Student Health and Wellness Center at no cost to the student. However, the student’s insurance will be billed.  When indicated, serology blood titers are available.  Titers and repeat Chest X-rays are included in Student Fees.  The Influenza vaccine is mandatory for the MSM community.  Request for exemption for medical or religious reasons will require appropriate documentation and approval from the Medical Director and the Office of Compliance.  A Tuberculin skin test (PPD) or TB Gold (Quantiferon) is required for ALL entering students within 90 days of enrollment.   

The following is a list of all required immunizations according to Program Enrollment that must be completed before and during student enrollment and matriculation at Morehouse School of Medicine.      

Vaccines

MD

PA

MSMS

MPH

GEBS

Required Immunizations by Student's Program Enrollment

MMR

X

X

X

X

X

Tdap / Td

X

X

X

X

X

Varicella (chickenpox)*

X

X

X

X

X

Hepatitis B / Heplisav

X

X

X

 

 

Influenza

X

X

X

X

X

PPD – initial entry

X

X

X

X

X

PPD every 2 years

X

X

X

 

 

*History of Chickenpox is not acceptable.  Documentation of 2 vaccines or a varicella blood titer is required.