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Policy on Annual Enrollment Compliance

The Zucker School of Medicine, Hofstra University, and Northwell Health have set policies and procedures related to the following compliance requirements for medical students. Incoming medical students are required to complete a medical screening, as outlined by the Policy on Medical Screening and Required Immunizations.

  1. Authorization for Registration: Students must authorize course registration biannually (in October and April) through the myHofstra portal.
  2. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification: At a minimum, students must complete BLS certification requirements in August of the first year (as part of the CPR course curriculum) and in May of the second year (as part of the Transitions course curriculum). BLS certification expires after two years, so students who are off-track or off-cycle may have to complete BLS certification requirements outside of
  3. Annual Health Screening and Required Immunizations: Students must complete an initial medical screening and annual medical screenings thereafter, as outlined by the Policy on Medical Screening and Required Immunizations.
  4. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Training: Students must complete OHSA training annually, by October 1, through iLearn.
  5. Northwell Health Corporate Compliance Training: Students must complete Northwell Health corporate compliance training annually, through the myHofstra portal.

Failure to remain compliant with any of the requirements below may result in a registration hold on a student's account. A registration hold will impact a student's matriculation, future enrollment, rotation participation, and financial aid eligibility. Non-compliant students will not be permitted to attend curricular or clerkship responsibilities.

References to Regulations and/or Other Related Policies:
Policy on Academic Advancement and Graduation
Policy on Medical Screening and Required Immunizations

Last Updated: April 2019

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