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Medical Requirements

All students entering a Health Professions Program at Indiana University School of Medicine must meet established health requirements.


Before beginning the professional program, students are required to demonstrate proof of immunization for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, rubella (German measles), rubeola (measles), mumps, varicella (chicken pox), and hepatitis B. All students must have a PPD tuberculin skin test within the last three months. In some cases, proof of positive titer can be substituted. Students may be required to complete a physical examination (see program-specific requirements.

Additional immunizations may be required at certain clinical sites. Students assigned to those sites must complete additional requirements prior to starting that clinical rotation.

Compliance Deadlines

Medical requirements (immunizations/health screen), student health insurance, background check and drug screen must all be completed by June 1 in the year of program entry.

Student Health Insurance

All Health Professions Program students are required to show proof of coverage under a health insurance plan. This is consistent with requirements for other health science students on the IUPUI campus.

Background Check and Drug Screen

All students are required to submit to a comprehensive background check and drug screen upon notification of admission. Further information about the requirement and cost is included in the letter of admission.