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Away Elective Requirements in VSAS

Note: all requirements must be requested of the departments below at least 2 weeks, if not further out, in advance of the date you need it by. Refer to the department's specific requirements on their website.

Requirement Where to go / Who to contact Comments


Student Health Contact:

AAMC Standard Immunization Form

MMR titer, quantiferon gold, hep b titer. Email Student Health what labs you want so they can put in the forms, then go to the lab anytime to have them drawn. Student Health will also sign the AAMC Standardized Immunization Form.

*Keep in mind some schools may require their own immunization forms, refer to the school’s VSAS site and school website.

BLS Certification Card

Find the certification courses here.

Costs $7.50 (+$25 for rush arrival), but rush shipping may not be necessary.

Criminal Background Checks (CBC)

Office of Student Affairs

*National Background Checks will only be run if necessary (OSA may require proof of the type (state or national) CBC that a school requires; as OSA pays directly for these.  Please check with your away school to see if they will accept the CORI (MA specific background check).

Please view consent forms and additional information here. 

Consent forms and a photo copy of a state issued ID can be dropped off in OSA.  Completed background checks must be picked up in person by the student.


Blackboard > Annual Regulatory Training

*Please note all items in the Annual Regulatory training area in BBL are required for UMMS students, HIPAA and OSHA expiration dates are collected for VSAS purposes.

This information is verified by OSA in VSAS once the student has completed the VSAS RedCap Survey here.


Find the UMMS CV guide/template here. 


Urine Drug Screen (UDS)

 Employee Health University Campus (774)-441-6263 Hours M, TU, WED, & FRI 7:00am - 3:30pm (Closed Thursdays)

Employee Health 291 Lincoln Street, Suite 100 (508) 793-6400 Hours M-F 7:00am - 5:00pm

Employee Health requires students to call ahead to make an appointment for a urine drug screen.

Additional Information and Consent Form available here. 

VSAS Verification Survey

Find the VSAS Verification Survey here.

This is required so OSA knows you are interested in applying for away electives.

N95 Fit Testing Documentation

Environmental Health & Safety Med School 9th Floor (Hospital Entrance Side)


*Other items may be required, as each school has different requirements for visiting students.  Students should be sure to check VSAS, and the school’s website directly to confirm what is required for their visiting student application.

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