3.28: School of Medicine Criminal Background Check (CBC) Policy

The School of Medicine requires Criminal Background Checks for all medical students. The following outlines the rationale for performing Criminal Background Checks:

  • To facilitate the placement of students into clinical training programs.
  • To bolster the public's continuing trust in the medical profession.
  • To enhance the safety and well-being of patients.
  • To ascertain the ability of accepted applicants and enrolled medical students to eventually become licensed as physicians.
  • To minimize the potential liability of medical schools and their affiliated clinical facilities.
updated August 2023