Entrance Requirements

All incoming students are required to complete entrance requirements before they can participate in their educational program.  Failure to comply with these health requirements prior to your arrival on campus may interrupt you attending classes and may result in a fees.

Requirements

Print, complete, and email to: Student Health Services
Health History – Once you have completed you health history form, using your WUSTL key you are able to submit your information using electronic record submission. incoming health history
Using your WUSTL key you are able to complete and submit your Health history information using electronic records submission. Electronic Health History Form

Immunizations

This is a three-step process:

  1. Obtain health care provider verification of immunizations and copies of lab proof of immunity
  2. Once you have received your completed health forms from your health care provider, using your WUSTL key you are able to submit your information using electronic record submission. https://sehistory.wustl.edu/Immunity
  3. Submit all lab documentation and physical form once form to studenthealthservice@wusm.wustl.edu
Incoming immunity history
Using your WUSTL key you are able to complete and submit your immunity  information using electronic records submission. Electronic Immunity Form
Physical Exam (within 1 year) – Submit this form by emailing to: studenthealthservice@wusm.wustl.edu incoming physical exam

Deadlines for Submission: July 15.

For those students starting in the summer, form submission is required one month prior to your start date.

Failure to comply with the entrance health requirements submission deadline will interrupt you attending classes and will result in a $95 health form completion fee.

Students should:

  • Gather health information; names, dates of immunizations and dosages of medications , allergies, etc.
  • Review the health history of family members
  • Complete the required forms. Detailed instructions are on the form(s).

The health history form and immunization history form can all be entered by using the electronic record submission. Students will need their WUSTL key to log-in. All other medical documentation should be scanned and emailed to Student Health Services.

Immunity documentation

All incoming students must provide evidence of the following:

  • Tuberculosis surveillance. Must have TWO step Tuberculin (TB) skin test or Interferon-Gamma Release Assays (IGRA) (T-Spot) or (QFT) with 3 months of the deadline, July 15th.
    • Note: Students born outside of the U.S. who received BCG vaccine should follow the TB screening requirements as listed above. If you have had slight reactions to a PPD skin test in the past, it is recommended you opt for QuantiFERON or T-Spot testing.
  • MMR. Must supply documentation of dates of vaccination OR laboratory report confirming immunity. Re-vaccinate for Equivocal titer.
    •  Documentation of 2 Measles/Mumps/Rubella or 2 doses of Measles vaccine, 2 doses of Mumps vaccine and 1 dose of Rubella vaccine OR serologic  proof of immunity for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella.
    •  If negative or indeterminate blood test results, must supply date of MMR or Measles (Rubeola) booster
    • Re-immunization 28 days apart.
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acelluar Pertussis) Vaccine
    • One dose of the adult Tdap since 2005. If last Tdap is more that 10 years old, provide date of last TD and Tdap.
  • Varicella. History of disease is not sufficient.
    • Two doses of Varicella vaccine OR positive Varicella IgG antibody titer.
    • If you have a negative, indeterminate or equivocal titer, obtain two doses of vaccine at least 30 days apart.

If vaccinated, student must supply proof of vaccination dates for Varivax #1 and Varivax #2.

Required for medical, occupation therapy, physical therapy and audiology/communication programs

  • Hepatitis B Vaccine. Hepatitis B vaccine #1, #2, and #3
    • Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine AND positive Hepatitis B IgG Surface Antibody Titer:
    • provide all three dates of vaccinations AND positive Hepatitis B surface antibody titer lab report
    • Documentation of three doses of hepatitis B vaccine, and a positive hepatitis B surface antibody titer are necessary. The hepatitis B vaccination is required for clinical training but is not required for registration at the University. This must be followed with a serology for hepatitis B surface antibody.
  • Hepatitis B surface Antibody Titer. Must supply copy of laboratory report. Required if completed series and enrolled in Medical, Occupation Therapy or Physical Therapy programs.

Student Health mandates that individuals first entering Washington University School of Medicine be immunized against and provide proof of immunity for the hepatitis B virus prior to enrollment. Since the hepatitis B vaccine program requires a series of three injections given over six months, students may have a full compliance period extended to six months after entry. However, they must have received at least their first hepatitis B vaccine prior to enrolling.

Non-compliant students will be excluded from classroom and/or patient care areas.

In additional to the required immunizations we also recommend that you consider the following immunizations if applicable:

  • Heptatitis A vaccine
  • Human Papillomovirus vaccine

Incoming students must also present a report of a physical examination done within twelve months prior to admission.

  • If needed, a physical can be obtained at Barnes Care Corporate Health Service. The cost for a physical will be $55.00. You will need to call for appointment 314-747-5800. This is
    not affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine Student Health Service.
  • If needed, required blood testing can be obtained at Barnes Care Corporate Health Service. the cost is patient responsibility payable at time of visit. Please call (314) 747-5800 for your appointment.

Exemptions from immunizations

If the immunization are contrary to your personal or religious beliefs, you will need to sign  a vaccine declination statement in order to be considered for exemption.

If immunizations are not advisable because of a medical condition, an official statement from a licensed medical doctor must be sent to Student Health for review.