Required Background Checks
The UT Health Science Center requires all matriculating students to undergo a Criminal Background Check (CBC) to enhance patient safety and protection. This requirement was established by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and endorsed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In accordance with these requirements, each student must be able to assure hospitals and clinical sites that he or she has been cleared through the CBC. The CBC must be completed no later than July 1, prior to matriculation.
In compliance with this requirement, UTHSC has worked with the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) to establish a CBC screening procedure that meets the clinical sites’ requirements.
The cost for the background check is each student's responsibility. Please visit the Tennessee Hospital Association website for more information and to initiate your background check.