Medical Student Policies

Policies governing all University of Minnesota Medical School students at the Central Campus in the Twin Cities and the Regional Campus in Duluth.

In addition to the below policies, all students are required to adhere to main University of Minnesota Policies.

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Medical students are expected to maintain continuous compliance throughout their medical education.

Incoming medical students have until October 1st of their first semester to become compliant with immunization requirements, Minnesota Background Study, Bloodborne Pathogens training, HIPPA training, and Security Awareness training. Duluth students also need to complete the National Background Study.

First year medical students will receive Basic Life Support training in the fall of year one, and are expected to maintain certification throughout the rest of their medical school career.

All medical students are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine between September 1st and November 1st each year.

Students are expected to be fitted for a respiratory mask prior to starting clinical rotations.

IMPORTANT: Failure to maintain continuous compliance in any of these requirements will result in a hold on your student account which could impact future enrollment, rotation participation, financial aid, and health insurance eligibility. Any student who falls out of compliance with immunization requirements or flu shot requirements will immediately be pulled from all clinical work.

Make sure to check your MEdIS Compliance tab and your MyBoynton Patient Portal prior to each semester to monitor your compliance status and expiration dates. Be sure to get any updates needed prior to the start of the following semester.

Click on any of the requirements below for more details on the requirement and what is expected of you.

Policy & Procedures Advisor Group

The Policy and Procedures Advisor Group (PPAG) is charged with developing and implementing a schedule for regular review of OME Office-Level policies and procedures, reducing policy duplication, working with policy owner(s) on a Policy Development or Revision Plan, ensuring that policies adhere to school, University, State, or other regulatory requirements, and serving as the official record-keeper for current OME Office-Level policies and procedures documents that fall within the scope outlined in the policy below.

 The Office of Medical Education Policy on Policies establishes a framework, a common format and process, and roles and responsibilities for the adoption, review, revision, and dissemination of Medical Education Office-Level policies and procedures. Linked is the procedure for distribution of new or revised policies.

If you have questions regarding policy development and procedures, please contact the Director of Accreditation and Quality Improvement, Joe Oppedisano (