Requirements

Health Insurance Requirement

All students are required to have continuous health insurance coverage from medical school matriculation through graduation. Options include University of Utah Student Health Insurance, private individual insurance, Medicaid, coverage on parents' or spouse's insurance, or enrollment in a group policy such as Utah Medical, American Medical, or American Medical Student Associations. Medical students will be regularly and randomly audited for proof of ongoing health insurance coverage. If an audited student is found to be without health insurance, s/he will be pulled from their curriculum until s/he can provide documentation that his/her health insurance policy is active.

Online Training

Each fall students who work in the health sciences must complete annual online training for HIPAA, Bloodborne Pathogens, OSHA, Information Security and compliance. This will be completed as a Canvas course. 

Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD)

Each spring students are required to complete and produce documentation of a negative PPD test.  A copy of the result need to be submit to the Student Health Center at the Madsen Clinic, 555 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112.  Please keep the original for your own records.

Annual Influenza Immunization

Each fall students are required to obtain an annual influenza immunization and provide proof of their influenza immunization to the Student Health Center at the Madsen Clinic, 555 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112.  Please keep the original for your own records.

Basic Life Support (BLS)

The Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies.This course will teach CPR, how to use an AED, as well as how to relieve choking in a safe and effective manner. The course is intended for certified or noncertified, licensed or non-licensed healthcare professionals. As members of the healthcare team, students at the University of Utah School Of Medicine must demonstrate proficiency in BLS techniques prior to patient care-related activities.  (Certification will need to be verified.)

Academic Performance Standards

Course clerkship directors will publish grading criteria, which should be reviewed with the students on the first day of class or clerkship.

Students in good standing who have satisfactory grades and evaluation reports will automatically advance to the next Phase of the Curriculum.

Good standing is defined as having passed all courses, achieved required levels of competency, passed the appropriate USMLE licensing examination, demonstrated professional behavior, and upheld the Student Code of Ethics.

If a student fails (F) or receives an Incomplete (I) in a course or clerkship, and/or fails to uphold the code of ethics, and/or demonstrates lapses in professionalism, they will be presented to the Promotions Committee. Students with delayed course completion may also be presented.

The Promotions Committee has the authority to impose an academic action based on a student's performance in a course or clerkship, a USMLE licensing examination, delayed course completion, and/or failures in attitude, failure to uphold the code of ethics and/or lapses in professionalism.

The Committee has the authority to consider and approve course remediation recommendations made by a course or clerkship director, faculty member, or department in response to a student failing a course or clerkship.

Neither course directors nor clerkship directors may implement remedial procedures without approval of the Promotions Committee.

The Promotions Committee may consider a student's entire academic record, overall professionalism development, behavior and attitude in deciding the appropriate academic action.

The Committee has the authority to impose academic actions, including, but not limited to clerkship remediation, additional educational activities, repeat of an academic year, extended curriculum, leave of absence, academic probation, formal reprimand, and/or dismissal from medical school.

Should the Promotions Committee decide that a studen't lapse in professionalism or failure to uphold the Medical Student Code of Ethics warrants action, options include, but are not limited to formal reprimand, probation, suspension, and/or expulsion from medical school.

Scholarly Activity

The School of Medicine integrated curriculum includes a Scholarly Activity thread. The purpose of this educational thread is to promote medical students independent scientific investigation through the different phases of medical education, and to provide students an opportunity to define themselves through a portfolio of investigative experiences. The Scholarly Activity choice will be based on each individual student's interest. 

The Scholarly Activity thread is managed by the UUSOM Office of Curriculum and Medical Education and more information may be obtained here.

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