A recent medical history and physical examination must be on file at Quinnipiac University School of Health Sciences prior to registration for the first semester.
For the health and safety of students, patients, and others with whom the student may come in contact, the Quinnipiac University School of Health Sciences has established the following immunization, laboratory measurement, and surveillance requirements:
|Disease||Initial Immunization Requirement||Follow-up and Alternatives||Surveillance and Exposure Requirements|
|tetanus, diptheria (Td)||within past 10 years||vaccination|
|measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)||vaccine booster if born after 1957||vaccination series|
|polio||documentation of vaccination with appropriate boosters||vaccination series|
|hepatitis B||documentation of previous immunization OR 3-dose vaccination||serology
(Declination forms will be available to students for whom the immunizations are contraindicated.)
|follow protocol for hepatitis B exposure|
|vericella||history of chicken pox OR serology||2-dose vaccination for negative serology|
|tuberculosis (TB)*||documentation of negative PPD within past three months OR PPD skin test at matriculation||positive PPD requires CXR every six months||PPD every 12 months while PPD-negative; CXR every year if PPD-positive; follow protocol for MDR TB exposure|
|*Previous BCG administration does not exempt PPD testing|
Students in the anesthesiologist assistant program in the Quinnipiac University School of Health Sciences are required to have continuous health insurance coverage in force for the duration of their enrollment. Students must make sure that their plan covers treatment and monitoring for needle stick injuries regardless of the clinical site where they may be rotating. For example, a student from Michigan who is part of parental family coverage HMO may not be eligible for coverage in Connecticut or at other remote sites. For your own personal safety it is imperative that you have an adequate health plan or the resources to pay for necessary medical care in the event of a needle stick or exposure to pathogenic organisms.
Payment for all medical and psychiatric services elective and emergent is the responsibility of the student no matter what the source of an illness or injury may be. The student is responsible for payment of medical services including all laboratory and other diagnostic and therapeutic services rendered as part of a protocol into which a student is entered in the event of exposure to known or suspected pathogenic organisms. Each clinical site has a specific established protocol for exposure that the student must follow.
Background Check Requirements
In addition to the requirement for applicants to submit a certified background check as part of the admissions process, the program will require the students to submit another background check to the program office during their fourth semester in the program prior to the start of their last year of clinical rotations. This confirms that students have no current record of criminal activity and this information may be relayed to clinical sites for verification during their last year. Any new activity found as a result of such background checks may affect the student's status in the program. Any violations that involve felony convictions or constitute a significant breach of moral or ethical conduct may result in immediate dismissal from the educational program.