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Student Packets

Approximately four to six weeks prior to the first day of the practicum, the DCE will email the student packet to the CCCE. The student will also retain a copy of the documentation. The documentation will include validation of:

  • Liability Insurance: Each student is required to maintain malpractice insurance coverage. Student policies will indicate one million/ three million professional liability coverage.
  • Medical Insurance: Each student is required to have proof of his/her own medical insurance policy.
  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance: A copy of the MUSC Worker’s Compensation coverage is included.
  • Measles Immunization: Students are required to show evidence of measles immunity or to have two doses of the measles vaccine prior to the beginning of their clinical affiliations.
  • Rubella Immunization: Students are required to show evidence of rubella immunity or to have a rubella titer prior to beginning their clinical affiliations.
  • Hepatitis B Immunization: Students are required to have the hepatitis B vaccine series completed prior to beginning their clinical affiliations,
  • Tuberculosis Testing: Students are required to have a one-step Mantoux TB test each academic year. Students are responsible for determining if the specific clinical facility requires a two-step test.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Students are required to maintain current certification in American Heart Association BLS for Health care Provider.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration: The Medical University of South Carolina Hospital Risk Management Department provides students with a presentation on OSHA. Each student is required to have a certificate of participation.
  • Health Information Portability and Accountability: The student will complete MUSC’s computerized training program on HIPAA.
  • Criminal Background Checks: A basic criminal background check is performed on all students upon their entry into the Physical Therapy division. An additional criminal background check will be conducted for any facility that requires a more in depth or recent check as a prerequisite. These criminal background checks may be obtained through the MUSC Department of Human Recourses, or the specific facility.
  • Syllabus: A copy of the appropriate syllabus will be included in the packet.
  • Information Forms for the CCCE and CI: Each student is required to complete information forms for their CCCE and CI. These forms provide general information about the student, as well as student goals for the clinical experience.
  • Forms: A copy of all the current forms can be accessed on the MUSC Division of Physical Therapy Clinical Education website.