Tuberculosis Screening

Policy 670.20

Policy Statement

All medical students are required to undergo baseline tuberculosis (TB) testing per the AAMC Standardized Immunization Form within three months prior to the August 1 matriculation requirements deadline. Students are required to undergo repeat TB testing prior to entering the Clerkship Level and annually thereafter as per local health department and clinical site requirements. Students exempt from annual testing include a positive interferon gamma release assay, a positive TB skin test, or prior history of latent or active TB. A history of the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is not a contraindication to testing. In the event of a positive TB test, students should contact Student Health Services for further evaluation and treatment.

Applicability of the Policy

All Medical Students

Related Larner College of Medicine Policies

Related University of Vermont Policies

Related Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Standard(s)

  • 12.7 Immunization Requirements and Monitoring
  • 12.8 Student Exposure Policies/Procedures


  • 5/20/2014 Policy Adopted/Affirmed [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 3/17/2020 Reformatted [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 4/26/2022 Policy Revised [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 2/21/2023 Policy Edit [Medical Curriculum Committee]

Policy Oversight

Associate/Assistant Dean for Students

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