Background Checks & Drug Testing

Background Checks & Drug Testing

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM) has initiated policies intended for all accepted and continuing students admitted toward the conferring of the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. The path towards this degree includes a clinical component at various health care facilities; all of which require students to have current immunizations, background checks, and drug screens as a condition of affiliation with the College. The implemented policies will require all students and accepted applicants to the program to be in compliance with the policies as defined herein. Current or newly accepted applicants who fail to pass the required background check or drug screen may be denied admission, may be unable to complete degree requirements, or may be dismissed from the program.

Background Check

Due to the nature of your clinical coursework, KSUCPM requires a background check from all incoming students.  KSUCPM will only accept background checks from our approved vendor, Verified Credentials. Please click the link below to create an account and begin your background check.

http://scholar.verifiedcredentials.com/kentstate

Under "First Time Users," you will enter code: TVHJX - 84499  

Background check reports will be electronically submitted to the Office of Enrollment Management at KSUCPM. You do not need to send anything to our office once you have completed your background check.   There is a $70.00 fee that you will pay for your background check. 

Background check results are due July 15, 2022

 

Drug Test Forms

Due to the nature of your clinical coursework, KSUCPM requires a drug test from all incoming students. The drug test form has been mailed to you. We are unable to e-mail form. You must obtain a hard copy and take the drug test form you receive to a Quest Diagnostics Testing Center. Do not fill out the form until you arrive to the drug testing center. KSUCPM will only consider drug test reports from Quest Diagnostics. Other reports will not be considered. 

Quest Diagnostics are located all across the country. To find a Quest Diagnostics location near you, please call 1-800-877-7484 or visit their website: Quest Diagnostics. If searching for a location, indicate "Drug Test, Urine" under Reason for Testing. 

Drug testing reports will be electronically submitted to the Office of Enrollment Management at KSUCPM. You do not need to send anything to our office once you have completed your drug test. Please note that you do not have to pay for this drug test fee at Quest Diagnostics. This fee is included as part of your tuition and fees as a 1st year KSUCPM student. 

Drug test results are due July 15, 2022.