Student Health and Compliance 

Student health records are reviewed tri-annually by the SSOM Clinical-Req deparment for compliance with Loyola University Chicago policies.  If a student is not in compliance with these policies prior to. 

To track immunizations and other requirements SSOM uses an online system through Castlebranch. Students will use a personal, secure account to upload proof of all immunizations and titers.  Please go to: https://portal.castlebranch.com/LG77  to start your Castlebranch account.  Students should Choose “Clinical Requirements LG77 Class of 20_” to begin.

All students MUST obtain quantitative IgG AB (antibody) immune titer lab (This test cannot be pass/fail -- it MUST show a number) results for the following vaccines to show your immunity. Please note that you need the titers AND the proof you have received the vaccines (with dates).

  • Measles (rubeola) IgG antibody
  • Mumps IgG antibody
  • Rubella IgG antibody
  • Varicella IgG antibody
  • Hepatitis B Surface antibody
  • Quantiferon Gold Tb

If you are NOT immune to any of the above viruses or the result is equivocal, you will need to have a booster vaccine, then repeat the titer in 4 weeks. Please note that some boosters require a series with waiting periods in between. You also need to show proof of receiving a TDaP vaccine received after June 2013. TD is not acceptable.

Please note that all SSOM students are required to receive a flu vaccines annually. This is offered at no cost when the time comes.

Updated immunization and titer records are expected of all enrolled students.  Should one of your vaccines expire, you will need to get a booster and provide new titers.  Failure to maintain compliance required for clinical training environments may result in your being withdrawn from educational courses, restricted from clinical areas, or summoned by the Dean of Student Affairs for professionalism concerns.

Ongoing students:

 

Mask fitting

Q gold TB screening

Influenza vaccine

Drug Screen

Rising M2

Aug/Sep

Aug/Sep

Oct

Not required

Rising M3

Apr/May

Apr/May

Oct

March-June

Rising M4

June/July

July/July

Oct

May be required for some clerkships

MD/PhD students in graduate years

Not required

Not required

Oct

Not required