3.11: Medical Health Requirements and Immunizations

Medical Requirements

All matriculated Stanford students must complete the Entrance Medical Requirements at their own expense. These requirements are established and monitored by Vaden Student Health Center.

Annual Tests and Immunizations

The following immunizations are required of each MD student ANNUALLY (even if the student is also pursuing another degree such as an MPH, MS, or PhD).

  • Tuberculosis (TB): Student may choose to have either a PPD test (requires a return visit to have the test result read) or Quantiferon.
  • Influenza:  All MD students must be immunized against influenza.

Immunizations can be performed at the following locations:

Vaden Student Health Center
866 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305-8580
(650) 498-2336

Occupational Health Center (OHC)
480 Oak Road
Stanford, CA 94305-8007
(650) 725-5306

Additional tests or immunizations required by specific clerkships require a note of explanation from the requiring Clerkship Director. The note should be presented to either Vaden or OHC before the test or immunization is received.

Annual immunizations required by the School of Medicine and its clerkships are performed at the School of Medicine’s expense. The School of Medicine does not provide funding for immunizations required by residency programs.

updated August 2013

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