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As an MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine student, it is your professional responsibility to be compliant in each of the following areas at all times. Please be advised that costs associated with immunizations, monitoring, and titers are the responsibility of the student.

Review the Compliance Checklist to assist you in keeping track of when immunizations and trainings are to be completed. View your current profile at

See your Student Handbook for more information.

Please contact College of Osteopathic Medicine registrar staff with questions regarding compliances at or (517) 353-7741.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Training

Ability Training System is available here.

Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Training & Universal Precautions

Ability Training System is available here.

Fingerprinting and Criminal Background Check

Each student must be fingerprinted and have a criminal background check to verify identity and any past criminal history. This must be completed before school begins. 

To order your fingerprints and criminal background check:

  1. Go to and select "Place Order."
  2. Select package code MI37: Background Check - Fingerprinting.
  3. You will then be directed to set up your CertifiedProfile account. Required personal information includes: full name and date of birth, social security number, current address, phone number and email address.
  4. Select method of payment ($123.75).
  5. Please note that international students will be required to complete an additional international background check via an additional order code, which may incur an additional fee. For Canadian students, this background check code is MI37ca, and the additional fee for processing is $30.
  6. Students will schedule the fingerprinting appointment and the time that works best for them.
  7. Print out the confirmation page and take it to the fingerprinting appoinment.
  8. For the appoinment, students must bring a valid driver's license or other valid photo ID, and must have completed a "Live Scan Application Form".
  9. For questions regarding the fingerprint procedure, please call CastleBranch directly at (888) 723-4263 for assistance.
  10. The results of the fingerprinting and criminal background check will be sent directly to MSUCOM.


All students must be up-to-date with vaccinations and titers as determined by the University Physician throughout their tenure at the college.

Students that fail to become compliant by the deadlines will be suspended from participation as a College of Osteopathic Medicine student until such time as the student becomes compliant.

This includes processing the student’s withdrawal from the college, dropping all current semester enrollment and future semester enrollment. This could negatively impact financial aid disbursement and could require repayment of aid received for the current semester. Additionally, a letter of unprofessional behavior will be placed in the student’s academic file with reference made to it within the student’s Medical Student Performance Evaluation.

See Instructions for Completing the Healthcare Student Immunization Record (pdf).

For more information, visit the University Physician website or contact the University Physician's Office at (517) 353-8933 or

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training

See Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Checklist (pdf).

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification Training

(Completed prior to clinical training)

Urine Drug Screens

(Completed prior to clinical training)