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Medical Student Entrance Requirements

  • Download the following Stanford Immunization Form for Medical and Physician Assistant Students: Immunization Form
  • Have the Immunization Form completed and signed by your healthcare provider
  • Enter all the immunizations from the completed form into your electronic health record via the Vaden Patient Portal
  • Follow the TB Testing / Clearance Instructions and complete TB Testing
  • Upload the Immunization Form and/or laboratory evidence of immunity to your electronic health record via the Vaden Patient Portal
  • The following immunizations are required for all medical students

Complete your online entrance medical requirements forms

Reminder: the deadline to complete the entrance medical requirements for medical and physician assistant students is July 31.

Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR)

Stanford requires written documentation of one of the following:

  • 2 doses of live vaccines MMR/MMRV or

  • Laboratory evidence of immunity1


Stanford requires written documentation of one of the following:

  • 2 doses of Varicella vaccine or

  • Laboratory evidence of immunity1

Hepatitis B

Stanford requires written documentation of one of the following:

  • Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine 

  • Laboratory evidence of immunity from vaccination. (Hepatitis Surface Antibody)

  • Laboratory evidence of natural immunity (have had past hepatitis B infection)1 This must include results for Hepatitis Surface Antibody, Hepatitis B Core Antibody and Hepatitis B Surface Antigen

1Equivocal antibody titers are not considered sufficient to protect from infection and a complete vaccine series will be administered as recommended by the CDC-ACIP.

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap)

Stanford requires written documentation of the following:

  • Tdap: Booster must be within past 10 years, regardless of last Td vaccine

Tuberculosis (TB) Testing

Stanford requires written documentation that one of the following tests has been performed within the six month period before your arrival at Stanford:

  • Tuberculosis blood test (accepted tests include QuantifERON-TB Gold or T-SPOT-TB tests only) 

Please refer to the PDF below for instructions on completing TB testing:

Tuberculosis Testing/Clearance Instructions (PDF)

Deadline for completing TB entrance medical requirements for medical students is July 31st.


Students are responsible for the cost of all entrance requirements. The School of Medicine, however, will cover the costs of the second and third Hepatitis B injections for medical students who are unable to complete the series prior to arriving to Stanford.

Recommended Vaccines

In addition to the required immunizations we also recommend that you consider the following immunizations if applicable:

  • Hepatitis A vaccine.
  • Human Papillomavirus vaccine.
  • Meningococcal Vaccine.
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine (if you have a history of asthma or other lung diseases, have immune issues, or are a smoker).
  • A completed polio vaccine series.