Students in the residence hall can avail themselves of the school nurse when on duty.  In addition, after receipt of a properly executed permission slip, the hall staff can administer medical care in the form of over-the-counter medication for minor health problems, and can transport a student to a physician when necessary.  Should an emergency arise, students are less than one mile away from a major hospital.

Massachusetts law requires that all students be immunized prior to enrollment.  The school nurse will review all health records at the beginning of the school year; students who require additional vaccinations must comply before being allowed in the classroom.  It is also required that all students receive a physical examination from a physician in Massachusetts, thus students should expect to incur this expense.   The required vaccinations are as follows:

DTaP/DTP/DT/TD (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus) – Four doses of DTaP/DTP or three or more doses Td; plus one Td booster

Hepatitis B – Three doses

Polio – Three or more doses

MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) – Two doses measles, one mumps, and one rubella

Varicella (chicken pox) – Two doses

Meningococcal – One dose


            It is imperative that every student provide the school with complete medical history records, especially if a student is receiving prescribed medicine.

All students must have complete medical insurance upon enrollment and provide proof of same.  If students are unable to obtain insurance, we can assist upon request for an additional cost.

Please download the following medical forms for all International Students who will be attending PMA.  All forms must be completed and passed in before the start of the school year.

PMA International Student Medical Packet