Experiential Education Checklist

Use the (self-help) checklist to ensure you meet all of the requirements to participate in college experiential education activities, including service learning, patient-care events, regional preferences and introductory pharmacy practice experience mini site visits. All of the requirements should be up-to date at all times and uploaded to E*Value for verification. Failure to meet the requirements will result in cancellation of your experiential education activities, thus impeding your progression in the PharmD curriculum. Contact the Office of Experiential Education for assistance or further clarification on the requirements.

Requirement

Description or Frequency

E*Value (Y/N)

IMMUNIZATIONS & TITERS

 

 

Tetanus/Diptheria/ Pertussis

Must receive a one-time dose of Tdap within the last 10 years, then Td booster thereafter

 

Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)

Students born in or after 1957 must submit either documentation of TWO doses of MMR vaccine OR evidence of MMR immunity by titers

 

Tuberculosis skin test

A two-step TB skin test (TST) is required upon admission or a blood test, called IGRA (Interferon Gamma Release Assay) as either the QuantiFERON Gold or T-Spot. If you have never had a two-step TB skin test, the test is done as follows: the first skin test is placed, and results are read after 48-72 hours. The second test is placed at least 7 days, but no more than 21 days, after the reading of the first test, and read at 48 -72 hours. Documentation includes placement dates, reading dates, results and mm induration of both tests. If you have documentation of a negative two-step TST or blood test greater than the past 12 months, you will need one more two-step TST to meet the TST requirement. A skin test or IGRA is required annually thereafter.


For those with a history of a positive TST or IGRA, a copy of a CXR (Chest x-ray) report and symptom assessment must be provided by the first day of class. If being treated for LTBI (latent TB infection), provide medication treatment dates. Students with a history of a positive TST are also required to complete a symptom assessment initially and annually (available at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/IDCU/disease/tb/forms/).
International students must follow TAMU guidelines regarding TB requirements

 

Hepatitis B

A series of three immunizations and a Hepatitis B Surface Antibody (anti-HBs) QUANTITATIVE titer are required. If not previously completed, students should begin the series now, following the timeline below:

  • Injection #1 – must be completed prior to enrollment in the 1st academic term
  • Injection #2 – one month after 1st injection
  • Injection #3 – five months after 2nd injection
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antibody QUANTITATIVE titer – 1-2 months after 3rd injection

Following a negative/equivocal result, repeat series and titer according to above timeline.

 

Varicella (Chickenpox)

Students must show proof of varicella immunization (2 doses, at least 4 weeks apart), OR submit evidence of immunity by a titer (Varicella Zoster IgG titer).

 

Influenza

A yearly injection for influenza is STRONGLY recommended. Many rotation sites require proof of influenza vaccination annually. This should be obtained at the appropriate time of the year.

 

Bacterial Meningitis (Meningococcal) Vaccine

All new students under the age of 22 must submit evidence of a bacterial meningitis vaccine in the past five years. Student must submit one of the following forms of documentation (that includes the month, date, year the vaccine was administered): (1) Certification bearing the signature stamp of the physician or his/her designee or public health personnel (2) An official immunization record generated by a state or local health authority; (3) An official record from another school official.

**You are not required to submit verification of the Bacterial Meningitis vaccine if:

  • You are 22 years old or older;
  • You have a signed affidavit or certificate from a physician that states the vaccine would be injurious to your health;
  • You submit a signed affidavit stating you decline the vaccine for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief.  A Conscientious Exemption form from the Texas Department of State and Health Services must be used.

 

 

Students should maintain copies of their Immunization and Health Screening records and be able to provide documentation upon request.

Students are advised that pregnancy is a contraindication to the administration of certain vaccinations and should consult their physician for specific and additional information regarding vaccine administration.

The Office of Experiential Education provides proof of compliance with required Immunizations and Health Screenings to authorized parties as a prerequisite to participate in both introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences. Some sites will have additional and/or more stringent requirements.

 

TRAINING & CERTIFICATION

 

 

TSBP intern license

One time prior to P2 Fall (submit application during P1 Fall)

 

HIPAA

Annual

 

Blood-borne Pathogens/OSHA

Annual

 

Medicare Fraud & Abuse Prevention

Annual

 

Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association

Biennial (every two years)

 

HAZCOM

One time as a student during P1 orientation

 

Immunization certification from APhA

One time as a student during P1 Fall

 

MTM certification from APhA

One time during P3-P4 years

 

OTHER

 

 

**Comprehensive Background Check

**All students must repeat the initial background check, which now includes a comprehensive nationwide search (code EU80). Then, annual re-check.

 

10-panel Urine drug screen

Annual – prior to start of classes (code EU80dt)

 

Site-specific requirements

PRN basis – check for site information in E*Value