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 preferred; if you get the skin test, you'll need the 2-step PPD and both skin tests must be least one week apart and within one year.
Student are 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.
For additional details, please go to the BruinCare website.
Cost of Services at Ashe Center (fees & eligibility)
UC SHIP Coverage Dates
Voluntary UCSHIP for Non Registered Students (Insurance Information)
UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center
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.
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".