All new students are required to complete a Health History Form and an Immunizations Record. Documentation of your immunizations or serologic evidence of immunity (titers) should be obtained from your physician prior to starting school. Failure to adequately document immunity to preventable childhood illnesses or to undergo and document annual tuberculosis tests will prevent you from registering for classes and may result in removal from clinical rotations.
Exposure at UMB
An exposure incident is defined by OSHA as a "specific eye, mouth, other mucous membrane, non-intact skin, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that results from the performance of an employee's duties." If an employee or student, to include visiting students, receives such an exposure at UMB, the following steps should be taken:
- Clean wound with soap and water, and irrigate area of exposure for at least 15 minutes.
- Report exposure or injury to supervisor.
- Report exposure or injury between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (weekdays) to Student Health, under the direction of Dr. James Baronas.
- For exposure during these hours please call:
- Call phone number - 410-328-1362 - which is University Immediate Care and ask to speak to a provider/physician.
- If for some reason the phone call goes unanswered or you have any problems, please call 410-608-0337 to speak to Dr. James Baronas.
- The third back-up will be used in the unlikely event you receive no response. Call the Family Practice phone number at 410-328-8792, tell the operator you have a needle stick or body fluid exposure and you must speak to a Student Health staff member immediately.
- The final back-up would be to call the STIK Hotline 410-328-2337 ext. 7845. The STIK Hotline is NOT to be used unless the preceding three numbers do not work.
- Any exposures outside the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (weekdays) should be directed to the STIK Hotline.
Costs Covered by UMB - For UMB Medical Students Only
Costs of testing, counseling and treatment for students, other than anti-viral medications are covered under the Student Health Insurance Fee through the Student Health Center at Immediate Care/Family Medicine. Exposure incidents at affiliated sites optimally should be handled by the appropriate exposure control plan and procedures in place at the site; however, if appropriate procedures are not available the Student Health Center will provide testing, counseling and treatment services.
Students are required to first submit all bills for medical services and medications related to an exposure to their respective health insurance provider for payment. Once payment has been made by the insurance carrier students should contact the UMB Office of Academic Affairs, Campus Life Service for resolution of any outstanding costs for co-pays or plan deductibles. Students may be asked to authorize the release of protected health information related to the incident to the Office of Academic Affairs solely for purposes related to the request for reimbursement or payment of medical services.
All inquiries for reimbursement or payment of medical services related to an exposure incident should be directed to the following:
Campus Life Services
Southern Management Corporation Campus Center
621 West Lombard Street
Visiting Medical Students
Any costs associated with treatment is the responsibility of the visiting medical student and/or their health care provider. Student Health should take the appropriate steps to obtain proof of coverage and payment.
Last Revision: December 12, 2012