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The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Allied Health Student Handbook 2020-2021

11.8 - Clinical Requirements

The College is affiliated with many facilities to provide the clinical education experience for students.  Each facility may have requirements that students must satisfy unique to that facility including criminal background checks and drug testing. 

  • Criminal History:  Criminal background check is required of all OUHSC students. Many clinical facilities require background checks, including a check of the sex offenders list.  It is the student’s responsibility to annually complete the criminal background check as instructed by the College and clinical coordinator.  It is the student’s responsibility to maintain the background check for presentation to the clinical facility personnel.  Students with adverse findings may be disciplined in accordance with established University policy. 
  • Drug Testing:  Drug screening is required of all OUHSC students in designated programs as many clinical facilities require students to pass a drug test.  It is the student’s responsibility to comply with the necessary procedures and consent forms for the required drug screening.  Students who fail to adhere to the drug testing deadline established by the College will be suspended from all classes until clearance documentation is received.

Lack of timeliness in completing the background check and drug test may delay a student’s participation in the scheduled clinical experience.  Failure to pass a background check or drug test will prevent a student’s participation in the scheduled clinical experience and may delay or prevent licensure and/or certification in the professional discipline.  

Medical professionals adhere to ethical standards and core values and must protect themselves and their patients through proper immunizations.  No clinical site will host a student without the proper immunizations as spelled out in our affiliation agreement contract. Students who cannot complete clinical experiences will not be able to complete the program requirements nor graduate.  Students who cannot satisfy immunizations per requirements to progress through the curriculum should choose an alternate college plan. 

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