Medical FAQ

Insurance Requirement

You must have health insurance valid in Massachusetts in order to attend Spark. This means that your insurance will cover health care costs at Massachusetts facilities in the unlikely event that medical care is necessary during Spark. If you have questions about your particular situation, email spark-medical@mit.edu. Unfortunately, ESP does not have the authority to grant exceptions.

Allergies & Medical Conditions

Warning! Although we ask about allergies and medical conditions, we do not review medical forms in detail and will not make special accommodations unless you specifically ask us to. If you have a medical condition that we should be aware of, email spark-medical@mit.edu.

Online Information Collection

Medical and emergency contact information for Spark 2017 is being collected online via a secure data service. All students must complete this step when signing up for Spark. If you would prefer to submit your medical information on paper, contact spark-medical@mit.edu and wait for a response before completing registration.

Technical Assistance

When you view the medical form online, some fields will be greyed out and uneditable. These greyed-out boxes are automatically filled in with information from your ESP profile. If you need to change this information, you can edit your profile.

If your information is not automatically filled in, please go back to student registration and try again.

To change your answers once you submit, you must fill out the entire form a second time.

Use of Private Information

The information you submit will be provided to medical professionals in case of an emergency. Select ESP officers will review some information in advance. We respect your privacy.

ESP collects this information via Formstack (https://www.formstack.com). Your encrypted information is stored securely on Formstack servers (see their Privacy Policy and Security Overview). Access is limited to trusted ESP members who abide by our security procedures. If you would prefer to submit your medical information on paper, contact spark-medical@mit.edu and wait for a response before completing registration.

All information you provide will be destroyed promptly at the end of the program.



Last modified on Feb. 20, 2017 at 05:47 p.m.