All Alberta-based BCR students and students taking Community Rehabilitation (CORE) courses involving practicum placements in Alberta are required to meet an immunization standard as outlined on the Student Immunization Form checklist. Documented proof of completion must be provided to the Cumming School of Medicine Immunization Co-ordinator or delegate prior to commencement of the program (for BCR students) or first practicum placement (for non-BCR students).
Throughout the BCR program, students are required to ensure that immunizations are current and must provide proof of updates to the Cumming School of Medicine Immunization Co-ordinator. Failure to do so will result in students being removed from practicum courses, or being placed in an alternate environment until such time as adequate proof has been provided. In the event of extenuating medical circumstances impacting immunization status, students may be accommodated in non-Alberta Health Services-affiliated environments. Please note that requirements may change during the program as determined by Alberta Health Services guidelines.
Other community agencies may have additional immunization requirements. Where students choose not to disclose their immunization status or choose not to be immunized, their practicum placements may be cancelled. Students are responsible for identifying an alternate placement, subject to the approval of the course co-ordinator.