As a medical education program, SCNM is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our students and patients. Because SCNM and naturopathic medicine play an increased role in the delivery of integrative healthcare through multiple partnerships with hospitals, clinics and treatment centers, our students are required to provide proof of immunity or testing for various diseases.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Immunity
Hepatitis B Immunity
Tuberculosis Screening – annual requirement
SCNM encourages students to receive Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria with pertussis) and varicella (chickenpox) immunization injections, as well as an annual influenza immunization. Some extended site community clinics require proof of immunity or record of injection for the above.
This immunization policy is in effect to protect the student, along with the patients they work with and treat. This immunization documentation is a requirement of OHSA.
Process for submitting proof of immunizations/lab work:
SCNM has contracted with Banner Desert Occupational Health Clinic to complete all immunizations. Students may also complete the immunizations at the SCNM Medical Center. Incoming students should send proof of immunization or serological testing results to email@example.com. For religious or medical exemption requests, please contact the Dean of Student’s Office at 480.222.9237, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the first quarter Introduction to Clinical Practice I & Clinical Skills Lab (CLPR), students are required to complete a drug test. Additional information is available in the CLPR syllabus. Please note that drug testing cannot be completed in advance of the quarter. The clinical coordinator will assist in coordinating the drug test at a local testing facility. There is no fee for the drug test.