Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medical Students
Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for Learners
London Health Sciences Centre is taking steps to further protect our patients, visitors, staff and physicians. Effective Nov. 1, 2021, LHSC will require all unpaid students wishing to be physically onsite at any of our hospitals or facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. This measure will not only ensure that students will be able to obtain the most value from their learning experiences by being in-person in a clinical environment, but also that all interactions are as safe as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need to have waited 14 days after my second dose before I can access any of LHSC's facilities?
Yes. You must have received both doses and have waited 14 days after your second dose by Nov. 1 in order to attend an LHSC hospital or facility in person.
Which vaccines are eligible?
All vaccines approved for use in Canada are eligible.
Will I need to produce proof of vaccination?
Yes, you will need to present proof of both vaccinations as part of your onboarding process.
Does this mean I won't have to wear a mask?
No. All infection prevention and control measures at LHSC remain in place, including use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Medical Affairs, an integrated department, provides services to support the relationship of London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St. Joseph's Health Care London (St. Joseph's) to the Credentialed Professional Staff (physicians, dentists and midwives), Residents, Clinical Fellows, and secretarial support, such as:
- Provide Credentialed Professional Staff resources
- Medical Education
- Credentialing and Re-Appointments
- Discipline and Complaint Resolution
- Career Development and Planning (CDP)
- Administrative Coordination & Support
As such, our websites have a presence on both the LHSC intranet and St. Joseph's internet. As indicated by an asterisk (*), when clicking various links thrughout the site, you may be directed to the LHSC intranet page instead of remaining here, on the St. Joseph's internet page - don't worry, this is normal. General information is made available on the internet, while staff specific information is housed on the intranet.
The Director of the department reports to senior medical leaders at each organization and members of the Medical Affairs team have city-wide responsibility. The Medical Affairs team works closely with the Medical Leaders, Hospital Administrative Leaders, Western University Canada (Western), and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry to achieve its mandate.