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Enrollment Compliances

Pre-matriculation Compliance Checklist

As an MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine student, it is your professional responsibility to be compliant in each of the following areas during your tenure.

Pre-matriculation Compliance Checklist

Health Insurance

All students at MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine must maintain health insurance.  You will be automatically enrolled in the university health insurance plan through a charge on your tuition bill. Enrollment in this plan can be waived by proof of comparable coverage through MSU Human Resources.

Waiver instructions and form
Policy on Insurance for MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Students

Criminal Background Check and Urine Drug Screen

As verification of identity, criminal history and ability to matriculate into the college, each student is required to complete, through Castle Branch, Inc., a criminal background check and urine drug screen.


Immunizations are extremely important for students during medical school and as future health care providers much of what is done in the health care setting will come under federal Occupational Safety and Health Act guidelines. Certain immunizations are required of all health care workers by this and other regulators. 

As an MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine student, it is your professional commitment to be up to date with all vaccinations and titers as determined by the University Physician throughout your tenure at the college. Students that fail to maintain compliance will be suspended from participation as a student until such time as the student becomes compliant. 

Healthcare Student Immunization Record (instructions and form)
Prematriculation Immunization Compliance Information

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Training

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a national standard that protects sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge.  HIPAA defines health information as any information (including genetic information) created or received by a healthcare provider, health plan, public health authority, employer, life insurance company, school or university, or healthcare clearinghouse. 

Training in HIPAA is designed to understand the rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the US healthcare system. In this training you will learn about HIPAA and related federal legislation, and the elements of HIPAA they need to comply with, including the Privacy, Security and Enforcement and Breach notification rules.  Via the Privacy Rule, the main goal is to ensure that individuals’ health information is properly protected while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high quality health care and to protect the public’s health and well-being. 

Ability Training System

Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Training and Universal Precautions

The Bloodborne Pathogens and Universal Precautions (BBP) training program will guide you through understanding the hazards associated with the bloodborne regulations and safety procedures. 

Ability Training System