Tuberculosis Screening

Policy 670.20

Policy Statement

All Larner College of Medicine medical students will be compliant with any Tuberculosis screening policies for sites where they will be participating in clinical training. This includes, but not limited to, the Vermont campus, the Connecticut campus, away electives, and all other clinical sites.

Policy Elaboration

  1. All medical students are required to undergo baseline tuberculosis (TB) testing per the AAMC Standardized Immunization Form within three months prior to the matriculation requirements deadline.
  2. Students exposed to a patient with active TB disease prior to initiation of airborne precautions will have screening as part of the post-exposure protocol. Screening can be done with either an IGRA or TST.
  3. Students deemed to have a “positive” test for tuberculosis will be referred to student health for evaluation and management. 
  4. Should the incidence of tuberculosis at any site change so that that jurisdiction is no longer considered low risk, the frequency and timing of tuberculosis screening of students may be changed at the discretion of the local hospital or state Epidemiologist.

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]
  • 6/20/2023 Policy Revised [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 12/19/2023 Policy Edit [Medical Curriculum Committee]

Policy Oversight

Associate/Assistant Dean for Students

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