Office of the Dean

O’Dowd Hall, Room 428
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3634

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.




Authorizing Body:

Office of the Dean


Angela Nuzzarello, M.D. M.H.P.E.

Date Issued:

August 1, 2011

Last Update:


Scope and Applicability:

All students enrolled in the School of Medicine

Standard Practice Guideline:

The School of Medicine follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Health Care Providers. All students matriculating at the OUWB School of Medicine are required to submit the immunization form to OU’s Graham Health Center for it to be reviewed and approve the student’s immunization status of the following:

  • Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis

    -  One dose of adult Tdap.
    -  If last Tdap is more than 10 years old a Td is required.
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

    -  2 doses of MMR vaccine or
    -  serologic proof of immunity for measles, mumps and rubella.
  • Hepatitis B 

    -  3 doses of vaccine followed by a quantitative Hepatitis B Surface Antibody titer.
    -  If titer is negative additional vaccination and serology is indicated.
  • Tuberculosis screening with 2 PPD intradermal skin tests or one IGRA blood test

    -  TB Skin Tests (TST) must be at least two weeks apart and the most recent must be within the M1 calendar year.
    -  Positive PPD tests must be confirmed with an IGRA blood test.  If IGRA is positive, a current chest x-ray report (within this calendar year), a previous chest x-ray report and a TB symptom questionnaire is required.
  • Varicella 

      -  2 doses of varicella vaccine or serologic proof of immunity

Childhood immunization record documenting completion of:

  • Primary DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus) series
  • Polio series

Flu Shot will be administered during the fall of the M1 year


To ensure a safe and healthy learning environment


Students without documentation of appropriate immunizations will not be permitted to proceed to patient contact situations, such as preceptorships or Introduction to Clinical Medicine or Clerkships. This policy is enforced to prevent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable communicable diseases among the students and to prevent or reduce the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable and other communicable diseases between students and patients and other persons at OU or Beaumont and other clinics and hospitals associated with the School of Medicine.

Influenza vaccination is required by Beaumont Health System and will be administered by Beaumont Health System at no cost to the students.

Follow-up counseling and testing at the hospital site or with the Primary Care Provider may be required.


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