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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. It is the expectation that all students will meet established deadlines for compliance and onboarding requirements. Lapses in compliance may result in changes to a student's academic/professional standing, may lead to the inability to be enrolled in coursework at DGSOM, and could affect access to UCLA student accounts.
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.
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All medical students complete BLS for Healthcare Providers as MS1s and then again during Transition to Clerkships. 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. BLS certification must be licensed through the American Heart Association.
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 can be found on the Ashe Center's Medical Student Requirements page.
In addition, all students must be monitored for tuberculosis annually during all years. The TB blood test (T-spot or QuantiFERON) is required. If the result is positive, proof of negative chest x-ray is required.
Students are also expected to receive the seasonal influenza vaccine as this is a requirement for our clinical sites.
The following two courses must be completed on Worksafe: (1) Bloodborne Pathogens and (2) Laboratory 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 information 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.
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 access to these services:
Please note: BruinCare is NOT a health insurance policy.
See below for additional information
Respiratory fit testing 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 RFT 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. 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.
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 Building Operations 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 Daniel Contreras 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 DGSOM Compliance so that a form can be prepared for you. After you pick up the form, you will need to take it to the Cashier’s Office in Ronald Reagan and pay the $23.50, 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 training 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.