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E22 Compliance

University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) compliance requirements must be completed by Friday, June 10th 2022.

All students will be required to have a compliant status before they may participate in the Orientation and Clinical Immersion programs. It is strongly recommended you start this process ASAP. Immunizations and titers may take more than 2-3 weeks to complete, especially if you receive an unanticipated negative titer result.

*If extenuating circumstances apply and you are unable to complete all requirements by June 10th, please contact Deadline extensions will not be considered unless sufficient notice is given and extenuating circumstances apply.

Overview: In preparation for entering the first-year curriculum, there are a number of administrative tasks you'll need to take care of. These are listed below. Follow the links for detailed instructions.

Gather immunizations records and obtain needed vaccines and titers.

Note: the 2-step PPD can take a minimum of 10-14 days to complete. See full instructions under the immunizations section below.

COVID Vaccines and TB testing/vaccines/titers

The Health Sciences Immunizations Program (HSIP) is happy to provide guidance to individual students regarding their HSIP requirements and receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Please contact HSIP at if you have questions.

As of May 14, 2021, COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines may be administered without regard to timing per updated CDC guidance on coadministration of COVID-19 vaccine with other vaccines.
In alignment with University of Washington Medical Center, titers may also be drawn without regard to timing of COVID-19 vaccination.

As of August 31, 2021, CDC recommendations have been updated to allow TB skin tests (PPDs) and interferon release assays (IGRAs) to be administered without regard to timing of COVID-19 vaccination.

Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines

  1. Routine vaccines
    1. Okay anytime without regard to COVID-19 vaccination timing, including same day encounter
    1. Okay anytime without regard to COVID-19 vaccination timing, including same day encounter
  3. TB Skin test (PPD)
    1. Okay anytime without regard to COVID-19 vaccination timing, including same day administration
  4. Antibody titers
    1. Okay anytime without regard to COVID-19 vaccination timing
To do list: Deadline

Establish a UW Net ID and email account no later than May 13th

May 13th

Start the 2-step purified protein derivative (PPD), which takes a minimum of 10-14 days to complete. (See full instructions under the immunization section below.).

Make sure you have proof of your Hepatitis B Vaccine Series. This process could take a long time if you need to restart the series. If you have questions, contact HSIP Also see the HSIP website for FAQ around Hep-B Requirement.


Complete your criminal background check
This item can be completed prior to receiving your NetID or student ID number.

June 10th
If you are a non-Washington state Resident, look for an email for instructions for an additional required WATCH report by the state.  ASAP

Upload E22 Compliance Tracker components
**If extenuating circumstances apply and you are unable to complete all requirements by June 10th, please contact with enough notice.

  1. CPR/BLS Healthcare Provider Certification Deadline September 10th, 2022
  2. UW Request for Criminal History - Self Disclosure, Consent and Release of Information Form (this is NOT your background check report)
  3. UW Data Stewardship Training and Privacy, Confidentiality, and Information Security Agreement form
  4. Infection Control Training: We will email you a link to the training once you have established a UW NetID.
  5. Complete HIPAA Training. You will need a NetID and Student ID Number.
June 10

Immunization documentation A UW NetID and email account are required.
Note: The 2-step purified protein derivative (PPD) takes a minimum of 10-14 days to complete.

Students will set up an immunizations account through CastleBranch (CB). This is a separate account from the above E21 Compliance Tracker and is managed by the Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP) rather than the SOM. We will send you a separate email with instructions for how to create an account with CB. You can then begin submitting documentation for each vaccine requirement.

Please follow these steps to prepare for document submission to CB.

If you have questions about the immunizations requirements please visit the Health Sciences Immunizations Program (HSIP) website or contact HSIP at

The tuberculosis testing requirement may be satisfied with either a two-step PPD or a single IGRA blood test. A two-step PPD consists of two PPDs (tuberculin skin tests) placed within one to three weeks of each other. At a minimum, it takes 10 days to receive the results of the two-step PPD and four visits to a provider to have your PPDs placed and read.

If you test PPD positive please refer to the HSIP website (above) for instructions.

If your hepatitis B or varicella vaccine series are ‘in process’, you will be considered compliant as long as you adhere to your vaccine schedule.

Immunization compliance is determined by CB and HSIP, not by the University of Washington School of Medicine. CB will send us weekly reports on student compliance status.

The UWSOM Compliance Office does not process or interpret student health records and we cannot advise students about vaccine requirements. For questions about immunizations, contact HSIP directly via email at or by phone 206.616.9074.

**Note: If you are currently relying on insurance through your undergraduate program, make sure to complete any immunizations or titers prior to leaving your current program.
Health insurance information


A note on Compliance while at UWSOM:

If compliance deadlines are missed, there are consequences. For example, if you miss the June 10th, 2021 compliance deadline, your foundation site will be notified. Students who are non-compliant by the start of classes will be referred to the dean and removed from clinical training.