The College of Pharmacy requires that all pharmacy students be certified in an approved CPR training program by September 30th of their first professional year in the College of Pharmacy. CPR training can take place at any location that offers the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers two-year certification required by the College and requires classroom time for hands on training and demonstration of skills. Students are required to maintain an updated certification. All CPR certifications and updates are at the expense of the student.
As a prerequisite for Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE and APPE) in the College of Pharmacy, students are expected to have appropriate immunizations for protection of the students and the patients they may see. First year pharmacy students MUST complete all required vaccinations by January 11th of their first professional year. Requirements not met at that time may require repeated vaccinations and may result in cancellation in registered courses for which immunizations are required (e.g. PPS 928). All pharmacy students must complete an annual TB screening. Failure to complete the TB screening may result in cancellation of registration and scheduling of IPPE or APPE. UK HealthCare has also made the influenza vaccine a requirement for everyone working, doing clinical rotations, or volunteering.