TRUST Scholar Compliance

TRUST Scholar compliance

University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) TRUST Scholar Compliance Requirements must be completed by May 31 2020*.

*If extenuating circumstances apply and you are unable to complete all requirements by May 31, please contact Deadline extensions will not be considered unless sufficient notice is given and extenuating circumstances apply. 

Overview: In preparation for your TRUST First Summer Experience, there are a number of administrative tasks you'll need to take care of. These are listed below, follow the links for detailed instructions.

Task Deadline

Start the 2-step PPD NO LATER THAN MAY 3, one month prior to the deadline. See full instructions under the immunizations section below.

May 3

Establish a UW Net ID and email account

May 15

UW Self Disclosure, Consent and Release of Information Form
This item can be completed prior to receiving your NetID or student ID number.

May 31

UW Data Stewardship Training and Privacy, Confidentiality, and Information Security Agreement form
This item can be completed prior to receiving your UW NetID or student ID number.

May 31

Universal Precautions Training: We will email you a link to the training once you have established a UW NetID.
A UW NetID and email address is required in order to log in for this online training.

May 31

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

May 31

Complete HIPAA Training
A student ID number is necessary to complete this training. Login information will be sent to you automatically for this online training.

May 31

Complete BLS (CPR) Healthcare Provider Training
**BLS Certification MUST be valid through March 2022**

Please complete the training between March 1st and May 31st 2020.
You will be exempt from BLS training at your site's Orientation/Immersion Program in August.

May 31

Immunization documentation

*start the two-step purified protein derivative (PPD) NO LATER than May 3rd.

A UW NetID and email account are required.

Students submit their immunization and test result documentation to a web-based system called CastleBranch (CB). We will send you instructions for creating your Castlebranch account. You can begin collecting your vaccine documentation in preparation for document submission.

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

If you have questions about the immunization 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 are 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 UWSOM. 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 the requirements. For questions about immunizations, contact HSIP directly via email at or by phone 206-616-9074 (vm).

**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

May 31