Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine requires that all medical students carry active health insurance. Health insurance benefits must be equal to or greater than those provided by the university health carrier. In addition, it is required that all students complete required immunizations within six months of matriculation and have repeat tuberculosis screening performed prior to the third-year clerkships. For details related to these policies, please visit medschool.vcu.edu.

The School of Medicine requires that all students enrolled in the graduate academic programs administered by the school hold active health insurance coverage. This requirement applies to students at all degree categories: doctoral, master’s and certificate. Compliance is monitored by administrative offices of the school and departments. Failure to comply with this requirement is grounds for dismissal.