Skills Lab in the Simulation Center
As members of the medical profession, there will be numerous compliance requirements throughout your careers. The information on this site is for the compliance requirements that pertain to you during your medical education at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
In addition to these requirements below, many of our affiliated hospitals have extra requirements. Please go to the following site for more information: Affiliated Hospital Requirements.
All medical students complete BLS for Healthcare Providers as MS1s and then again during Clinical Foundations. Students that deviate from the standard four-year MD curriculum, including all leaves of absence, are responsible for arranging their own BLS re-certification to maintain compliance.
All medical students must complete an eLearning course in order to access CareConnect, UCLA's electronic health record. You must complete the online training at least one week before you need access.
Questions? Call Customer Care! 310-267-CARE (2273). Customer Care Specialists are available 24/7 to provide support.
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA requires that all incoming students obtain health clearance from the UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center for personal protection and community health reasons. The health clearance requirements include a physical examination including diagnostic tests; positive hepatitis B antibody test; and demonstration of immunity to tetanus, diphtheria, rubella, measles and mumps (including re-immunization with measles, mumps, and rubella if the immunization occurred prior to 1980; and proof of a tetanus/diphtheria booster within the last 10 years. A pertussis with the tetanus/diphtheria booster (Tdap) is strongly recommended.
Students must have everything except the hepatitis B vaccines/titer completed by the first day of class otherwise, they may not be allowed to start classes. If starting or continuing a hepatitis b series, this must be completed before the first day of the first year spring semester or will not be eligible to continue the second semester.
In addition, all students must be monitored for tuberculosis annually during all years. The blood test (T-spot or QuantiFERON) is required.
Students are also expected to receive the seasonal influenza vaccine as this is a requirement for our clinical sites.
The following 2 courses must be completed on Worksafe: (1) Bloodborne Pathogens and (2) Lab Safety Fundamentals. All students are required to complete the “Initial Trainings” prior to matriculation. Thereafter, the “Refresher Trainings” must be completed annually.
Health insurance is a mandatory condition of enrollment for all UCLA registered students.
UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UCSHIP)
The UCSHIP fee is billed each term along with other UCLA fees. The UC SHIP is a comprehensive major medical insurance plan, providing medical, prescription, counseling, vision and dental services.
Students with UC SHIP are expected to seek all non-emergency care at the Ashe Center and they can be referred as needed to other network providers. For more information on UC SHIP, visit the Student Health Insurance Plan website.
Students that have comparable local health insurance are eligible to waive UC SHIP. If you are interested in waiving UC SHIP, be sure to first look at the Pre-Waiver Worksheet provided by the Ashe Center for step-by-step instructions. Once you have determined that you are eligible to waive SHIP, you can fill out the waiver online using your UCLA log on and password.
BruinCare is a program that gives students who have waived UC SHIP prepaid access to certain core services at the Ashe Center. By purchasing BruinCare, students get unlimited access to these services:
Please note: BruinCare is NOT health insurance and does not cover emergency room care.
See below for additional information
Mask fitting is an annual requirement. DGSOM coordinates free sessions each year; students that miss these sessions or deviate from the standard four-year MD curriculumare may be responsible for arranging their own mask fitting to maintain compliance. Fitting must be completed using one of the following: PAPR, N95 Kimberly-Clark or N95 Halyard.
Fourth year DGSOM medical students enrolled in 300 and 400 level subinternships at Ronald Reagan Medical Center and at Santa Monica Hospital will be enrolled in Spok Mobile for the time windows of the enrolled electives. Spok Mobile is a HIPAA-compliant messaging software that allows confidential patient information to be shared via the hospital paging system in time-sensitive situations.
Prior to the start of your 300 and 400 level subinternships at Ronald Reagan Medical Center and at Santa Monica Hospital, you should receive an email from SpokMobile@Spok.com with your username, one-time password and instructions to complete enrollment on your mobile phone. Please note: Failure to complete the enrollment within 5 business days will result in cancellation of your Spok Mobile registration.
If you do not receive the Spok Mobile registration email one week prior to your elective, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DGSOM Medical Students should no longer be carrying a UCLA Pager. Any students still in possession of a pager must return it to the Paging Office, and bring the receipt to the SAO.
All medical students are issued a UCLA Health Bruincard. Please note that badges are printed with legal names only, and no degrees are included.
If your UCLA Bruincard is not working, please be sure to check your BruinBill to make sure your fees are paid. An outstanding balance will prevent you from having access to University buildings and services.
If you are experiencing issues with Proximity Card Access in UCLA Medical Centers or Geffen Hall, please contact Prox Card Access with your name, title, UID#, Prox#, Expected Graduation Date, and access you are requesting.
If your card will not let you in to CHS or the outer doors to the LRC, please email DGSOM Facilities with your name, title, UID#, Prox#, and Expected Graduation Date.
If you are experiencing issues with access to the Biomedical Library or the Graduate Reading Room, please contact Carlos with your name, title, UID#, Prox#, and Expected Graduation Date.
If you are experiencing issues with access to Linen Services and Scrub Machines in UCLA Medical Centers, please contact Materials Management or your clerkship coordinator for assistance.
Access to the Wooden Center and other Recreation Facilities should be automatic when your fees have been paid. Please contact the Student Affairs Office for further assistance if your card is not working in one of these locations.
If you have lost your ID card, please contact the Student Affairs Office so that a form can be prepared for you. After you pick up the form, you will need to pay the hospital cashier the lost ID fee, and then take the form and the receipt to the Photo ID Office, B8-153 Semel. Their hours are 8:30-11:30 and 1:00-4:00 on Monday through Thursday, and only 8:30-11:30 on Fridays.
Students must complete the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy & Security Workforce Training annually. This is a mandatory requirement in order to have an active Mednet email.
To obtain a copy of your completion certificate, click here and enter your UID# in the box next to "HIPAA Privacy and Information Security Training".
DGSOM medical students must also complete the following trainings found here: https://www.uclahealth.org/hr/dgsommedstudent-training
To obtain a copy of your completion certificate, click here and enter your UID# in the appropriate box.