Requirements for PharmD students in patient care settings
Doctor of Pharmacy student pharmacists are required to participate in experiential education involving patient care in various healthcare settings. This practical training may take place in community, ambulatory or institutional pharmacy sites. Patient care educational activities may be requirements for didactic courses, patient care laboratories, directed studies and introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences. Specific requirements must be met and maintained for a student can be placed at a practice site.
The following information must be documented.
A. Written documentation of a negative tuberculin skin test with Purified Protein Derivative (PPD) must be provided for each year in which the student pharmacist will be participating in pharmacy practice experiences.
B. Immunity to measles (rubeola), rubella, mumps and varicella. If a student has never been immunized or does not demonstrate immunity, the student must be immunized with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) and/or varicella virus vaccine.
C. Tetanus toxoid, reduced diptheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) – If a student has never received Tdap or does not demonstrate immunity, the student must be immunized.
D. It is required that student pharmacists be vaccinated annually for seasonal flu every fall.
E. It is recommended, but not required that student pharmacists obtain the Hepatitis B Vaccine. All student pharmacists refusing this vaccine must sign a waiver form.
F. Michigan law requires that every student be licensed as a pharmacy intern (even if the student does not live in Michigan). This license must be renewed annually.
G. Proof of Individual Pharmacists Professional Liability Insurance must be renewed annually. Coverage must be for $1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 aggregate.
H. Proof of completion of a Basic Cardiac Life Support course for each year in which the student pharmacist will be participating in pharmacy practice experiences.
I. Proof of health insurance covering "injury and sickness" (i.e., BC/BS, HAP, etc.) for each year the student is enrolled in the program.
J. Each student pharmacist must sign a travel release the first semester that the student is enrolled in the College.
K. Proof of HIPAA Training completed annually.
L. All students must annually complete the Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogen Training
M. Please note that Drug testing and other requirements may be required for site placements.