Liaison Committee on Medical Education
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2013-2014

MS-27

A medical education program must provide medical students with access to diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic health services.

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Annotation

Medical students should have timely access to needed preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical and mental health services at sites in reasonable proximity to the locations of their required educational experiences. Students should be supplied with information about where and how to access health services at all locations where required training occurs. Students with school-sponsored health insurance policies should also be informed about coverage for necessary services. Medical schools also should have policies and/or practices that permit students to be excused from classes or clinical activities to seek needed care.

Database Questions

  1. Describe the system for providing preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic health services, including the location(s) of health care sites, hours of operation, and services provided. Describe the means by which the costs of services are covered.

  2. Describe the process by which the medical school ensures that medical students at all instructional sites/campuses, including those who are completing required away rotations, have information about and access to needed health services.

  3. Describe the relevant policy and process so that medical students may be excused from classes or clinical activities in order to access health services.

Self-Study Questions

Evaluate the adequacy and availability of student support in the following areas, including student satisfaction with the services:

  1. Preventive and therapeutic health services, including immunizations.

Survey Report Guide

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