Pre-Rotation Documentation (Pre-Enrollment)
Requirements for Students
In order to go to clinical rotation sites, students must comply with immunizations and other health screening requirements based on current guidelines for health care workers. These are outlined as follows.
- Documentation of two MMR vaccinations (at least one after 12/31/1979).
- Documentation (lab reports) of Rubella IgG and Rubeola IgG titers are required if student cannot provide proof of immunization. Students should be aware that some rotation sites will require Rubella IgG and Rubeola IgG titers demonstrating response to MMR vaccination to be admitted to the site.
- Documentation of Hepatitis B immunization (3 immunization series).
- Documentation (lab report) of QUANTITATIVE Hepatitis B Surface Antibody titer, including actual titer concentration. Students with titers not demonstrating immunity are to repeat the immunization series. Qualitative hepatitis B surface antibody tests are not accepted.
- Documentation of proof of Varicella immunity. This may be documentation of Varicella immunization (2 immunization series) OR a lab report showing a positive Varicella Zoster IgG titer. Students with negative/equivocal titers are to receive the immunization series.
- Documentation of TDap within the last 10 years.
- Documentation of TB skin test within 3 months of starting pharmacy classes. A TB skin test will be required annually while in the program. Students with history of a positive skin test should provide documentation of a chest x-ray within the previous 5 years, and will be asked to complete an annual symptom questionnaire. You may download the positive TB test questionnaire from this link.
You may download a letter summarizing health screening requirements.
Documentation should be submitted to UA Campus Health, Medical Records, Immunizations Coordinator, fax 520-626-4301. Please include a cover sheet identifying these records as belonging to an incoming pharmacy student. You may download a fax cover addressed to Campus Health.
You may download a Health Screening Requirements Form that you may take to an off campus health care provider providing your immunizations or tests. This form is not needed for services obtained from Campus Health.
Students that do not have health screening clearance will be prevented from registering for courses and denial of admission to clinical rotation sites.
Students with health screening clearance needing to provide such documentation to a rotation site may obtain records online at www.health.arizona.edu. Click on the patient link, enter UA net ID, choose Immunizations, and click on print.
The Collegeof Pharmacy does not provide health insurance coverage should the student become sick or injured while at a rotation site. Students who are not covered under a health insurance plan of a spouse or parent/legal guardian are strongly encouraged to obtain personal accident and sickness insurance through the Campus Health Service or another source. Some rotation sites require students to have proof of health insurance coverage to be admitted to the site.
Students are required to obtain Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) fingerprint clearance upon admission to the College of Pharmacy.
When applying for Arizona DPS fingerprint clearance, students should designate themselves as a "volunteer" and as a "Health Science Student and Clinical Assistant (ARS15-1881)." For current fees and information, students are referred to the Arizona DPS website.
Students should be aware that some rotation facilities require additional background checks and/or urine drug screening. Unless these are paid for by the rotation facility, students will bear the expense of such screening. Neither the University of Arizona nor the College of Pharmacy pays or reimburses the expenses related to background checks, drug screening or fingerprint clearance.
Should a criminal background check be required, a variety of sources are available. Students should check with the institution requiring the background check before choosing a vendor.
Students who do not submit to fingerprinting and/or receive appropriate clearance may be unable to fulfill their academic requirements at the Collegeof Pharmacy, and therefore may not be able to complete their educational program.
Information about the Pharmacy Intern License, CPR Training, HIPAA Training, Bloodborne Pathogen Training and Site Specific Requirements is detailed at Documentation Information (Post-Enrollment).