Infection Control and Prevention of Exposure to
Environmental Hazards Training

Policy 670.15

Policy Statement

Completion of infection control and prevention of exposure to environmental hazards training offered through the UVM Medical Center mandatories is required of all medical students.

Participation in clinical clerkship is prohibited for students not completing this requirement.

Policy Elaboration

The education of medical students about methods of prevention and exposure include the following:

  1. Students complete web-based modules on infection control and prevention of exposure to environmental hazards.
  2. All students are fitted for N-95 respirators, which are available to them at clinical sites if needed.
  3. During the Clerkship Level students participate in an exercise on the topic of pandemic planning and the mitigation of risk of exposure to pathogens is among the topics of that session.
  4. In addition, a member of the Division of Infectious Disease gives a lecture to Clerkship Level students on the topic of infection control, which includes methods of avoidance of exposure to blood-borne pathogens and Tuberculosis.
  5. At affiliated sites students participate in a hospital orientation which includes infection control and prevention of exposure to environmental hazards with specific instructions for that institution.
  6. Students receive annual policy and procedure reminders regarding completion of the UVM Medical Center mandatories via The WeeklyWire.

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)

12.8 Student Exposure Policies/Procedures


  • 6/19/2018 Policy Adopted/Affirmed [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 3/17/2020 Reformatted [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 12/15/2020 Policy Revised [Medical Curriculum Committee]

Policy Oversight

Associate/Assistant Dean for Students (Director of Student Well-being)

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