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Health Requirements for New Medical Students

Your first interaction with Health Services will be the health requirements that you must meet as an incoming student, which will begin our partnership in caring for your health while you are at Brown.

The deadline for submission is June 1 for first year students.

If you haven't done so already, activate your Brown account. You will need your Banner identification number in order to activate your electronic services. This number was assigned to you when you applied for admission to Brown. If you need additional assistance, please contact the Computing Accounts and Passwords Office at 401-863-4357.

For continuity of care, we request that students forward their past medical records for any chronic, ongoing or serious medical condition. If you have a copy you can upload to the Brown Health Services Patient Portal. If you are unable to upload, fax the forms to 401-863-3321 or mail to: 

Brown University Health Services
Box 1928
Providence, RI 02912

If you have any questions about the health requirements, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions before contacting us.

A checklist is provided for your convenience.

    Steps 1-3 are required for all students:

    In order to attend Brown University, all medical students must comply with the State of Rhode Island immunization requirements and any requirements of assigned clinical sites (listed below). If you are missing any of the listed requirements, you will be contacted by and you will not be cleared for clinical rotations until the requirements are met.

    • If you attended Brown in the past, login to the Brown Health Services Patient Portal and click on immunization history to verify that you have received all the requirements listed below. If not, please obtain the missing requirements and upload the documentation. 
    • Print the Medical Student Immunization, Titers & TB Screening Record and have it completed by your medical provider. We will also accept official immunization records from your provider, previous school, or health department.
    • To Submit: log into Brown Health Services Patient Portal
      • Select “Upload” to submit your immunization records and serology lab results
      • Select “Immunizations” to manually enter the dates of your immunizations, titers, and TB testing

    Vaccine and TB Requirements:

    A record of an updated 2023–2024 COVID-19 vaccine dose given after September 1, 2023.  Please know that some clinical sites will continue to require an updated COVID booster dose as they become available.
    Hepatitis B
    A record of Hepatitis B vaccine series. After series completion, a quantitative Hepatitis B Surface Antibody titer must be completed, a copy of the lab report must be submitted.
    Measles, Mumps and Rubella
    A record of two (2) MMR vaccines OR two (2) doses of Measles, two (2) doses of Mumps and one (1) dose of Rubella; OR serologic proof of immunity for Measles, Mumps and Rubella. History of disease is not acceptable.  A copy of the lab reports must be submitted.
    Meningococcal A, C, Y, W-135
    Required for students 22 years old or younger: dose must be given after 16th birthday.
    One dose of adult Tdap. If the last Tdap dose is more than 10 years old, then a Tetanus Diphtheria (Td) or Tdap booster is required.
    A record of two Varicella vaccines OR if a history of chickenpox disease, serologic proof of immunity for Varicella (chickenpox) is required. History of disease alone is not acceptable.  A copy of the lab report must be submitted.
    Tuberculosis Screening
    A record of two tuberculosis skin test (TST) – two tests 1-3 weeks apart OR one IGRA blood test (Quantiferon/T-Spot), completed within 6 months of arrival at Brown. If there is a positive result to either test, documentation of a negative chest x-ray and history of latent TB treatment must be attached.
    The Influenza vaccine will be required this upcoming Fall. Flu vaccine clinics will be held at the medical school, information will be forthcoming.


    • Log onto your Brown Health Services Patient Portal
    • Select “Forms” and complete the following in the “New Students” section:
      • Brown Consent to Share Health Information
      • Authorization for Medical Care and Treatment Form
      • Health History Form
    • From the “Complete Only if Instruction” section:
      • Respiratory Medical Evaluation Form
        • This must be completed prior to N95 Mask Fitting which will occur during orientation
    • Log onto your Brown Health Services Patient Portal
      • Select “Upload” to submit your Medical Insurance Card or Prescription Benefit Card, if applicable
      • Upload of copy of both sides of your card(s)

    If your insurance changes in the future, please upload a copy of your new card or bring the card to Health Services so we can update your information.