For the protection of students and the patients with whom they will come in contact during training, all entering medical students must meet immunization requirements for the following:
- varicella (chickenpox)
- and hepatitis B.
Additionally, students must obtain a seasonal influenza vaccine, also known as flu shot. Moreover, students are required to obtain hepatitis B surface antibody testing at their own expense six weeks after completing the hepatitis B series. (Students who choose not to complete the hepatitis B series must contact Student Health Services on the Indianapolis campus to sign a declination and to be informed of the rights waived in case of infection.)
Prior to the beginning of each year of medical school, documentation of tuberculosis status and immunization reviews are required of all medical students. All students at all Campuses must file documentation of completion of these requirements with Student Health Services in Indianapolis. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that mailed or faxed documentation is received in Student Health Services. (Students are encouraged to keep photocopies of all documentation for their own records.) Advancing to the next year of medical school is contingent upon compliance with these requirements. In addition students who receive training in hospitals that have mandatory flu vaccine policies must be in compliance with such policies.