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Identification of Students

Identification cards are issued to all students at the time of registration during the first year and should be worn at all times. Students may be asked to present their identification card for identification by UMMS Police, library personnel, cafeteria personnel, etc. It is important to report a lost or stolen card to the UMass Police as well as the Parking and Access Control Office at 6-5934. Lost cards can be replaced by the Parking and Access Control Office. Cards must be returned when the student leaves the school. Cards temporarily assigned at rotation sites must be returned once the student is no longer participating in a rotation at that site.

PLEASE NOTE: The section of Standards Pertaining to the Practice of Medicine by Medical Students, in the Regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, states that: “medical students are to be identified to a patient visibly as a medical student. Each patient is to be informed that the patient has a right to refuse examination or treatment by the medical student.”

Students should cooperate in insuring that they are clearly identified as medical students in all interactions with patients in the clinical program.

This content is current to the 2018-2019 Student Handbook. Please click here to return to the Student Handbook Table of Contents.