Compliance and Support Services (CASS)

The Compliance and Support Services (CASS) unit in the Office of Student Affairs oversees the college’s pre-matriculation and follow-up of students' annual compliance requirements. The office manages the ongoing compliance process for student clearance required prior to clinical rotations. The unit manages excused absence requests. The office serves as a central point of contact for medical students seeking information and provide direction on a variety of resources and services available to students within HWCOM and the university at large. Students are referred to corresponding units and services depending on the nature of their needs and circumstances.

This website provides an overview of important information specific to compliance requirements for medical student pre-matriculation and clinical rotations. If you have any questions regarding these processes, please feel free to contact us at

Annual compliance requirements and monitoring guide

As part of the onboarding process, and later in years 2, 3, and 4, students are expected to meet certain requirements to maintain their enrollment status annually. Those requirements are summarized in the table below:

RequirementsPre-MatriculationPeriod 1Period 2Period 3Period 4
Student Handbook Consent AgreementXXXX
Medical History and Physical ExaminationX
Immunizations (MMR, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Tdap, Polio, Meningitis)X
Flu VaccineXXXX
Tuberculosis ScreeningXXXX
Health InsuranceTBDXXX
Disability InsuranceXXXX
Level 1 and 2 Criminal Background Check*XXXX
VECHS Applicant Waiver (FDLE)X
10-Panel Drug Test*XXXX
N-95 Respirator Mask Fit TestXXXX
BLS CertificationXX

*Additional testing may be required by HWCOM or its clinical affiliates.

**Failure to complete and submit required compliance documents can result in a
hold being placed on the student’s registration, removal from courses and/or clinical
locations, and a professionalism report

Meet the Staff

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Ana Sardinas
Director of Student
Compliance and Support Services
Office of Student Affairs

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Gisela Dominguez
Senior Compliance Coordinator
Compliance and Support Services
Office of Student Affairs


Alissa Menduina
Temp Program Assistant
Compliance and Support Services
Office of Student Affairs

Contact Us

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Office of Student Services
11200 SW 8th Street, ACH2 371A & 371B
Miami, FL 33199

Office Phone: 305-348-0644