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Complete ACLS training

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course is mandatory for certain residency training programs and is subsidized by the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine Postgraduate Office.  The program should inform the trainee as to whether it is mandatory or not.

To be eligible for a subsidy you must:

  • Be appointed as a postgraduate medical trainee with the University of Toronto prior to the date of the ACLS course.
  • Be an MOH-funded resident or in the Ministry’s re-patriation program or an International Specialist Physician (ISP) doing the 6-month practice.
  • Be taking the course for the first time and not a recertification.

The following is a list of ACLS course providers:

The LHEARN Centre at Lakeridge Health Oshawa offers ACLS training in state-of-the-art high-fidelity simulation labs with supportive, experienced instructors and non-intimidating interprofessional classes.

For more information and a list of course dates, please visit Lakeridge Health’s website or contact them by email at lhearnacls@lakeridgehealth.on.ca or call 905-576-8711 x. 4727.

In addition to our two-day ACLS new provider course, the LHEARN Centre offers one-day recertification, ACLS instructor courses, ACLS for Experienced Providers, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).

For ACLS training at North York General Hospital, please contact:

Allison Ho, Program Coordinator
Phone: (416)756-6442
Email: cme@nygh.on.ca

For ACLS training at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, please contact:

Sandhya D’ Souza, ACLS Program Manager
Phone: (416) 480-4943
Email: sandhya.dsouza@sunnybrook.ca

For further details, please visit the Sunnybrook ACLS website.

ACLS Courses

The main courses will be held at the Sunnybrook Hospital campus (Bayview Campus) and the satellite courses will be held at our Humber College location (North Campus) in accordance with the following attachment:

Recertification at Sunnybrook

  • To be eligible for a recert course, partiticipants must have taken ACLS in the past 24-30 months

Recertification courses are available at Sunnybrook Tuesday-Wednesday Evenings from 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. and at Humber College Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

ATLS

The Sunnybrook ATLS courses are available in accordance with the following attachment:

PALS

The Sunnybrook PALS courses are available in accordance with the following attachment:

Eligible residents can register for the course with Mount Sinai Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre or the Michener Institute free of charge by emailing Serenity Thomas for Mount Sinai, Sandhya D’Souza for Sunnybrook or Michelle Morgan for Michener, indicating that they are registered with the Postgraduate Office and are eligible to take the course.

Please note that only the course registration is free but there may be additional charges for training or course material at the discretion of the course provider.  In the event of any issues when registering with either Sunnybrook, Mount Sinai or the Michener Institute, residents should contact Gerard Nagalingam before choosing to pay for the course out of pocket.  If you pay out of pocket, the provider may charge the full course fee as opposed to the subsidized fee and the PGME office will only reimburse up to $325 (toward the course registration fee) if deemed eligible.

However, if you wish to take the course with any other ACLS provider (those listed above as well as others), the PGME office will provide a one-time subsidy of up to $325 (towards the course registration fee).  Please note that the subsidy doesn’t cover any training or course materials.  In addition, if you wish to take another course that is a program requirement (e.g. ATLS) instead of ACLS, the PGME office will provide a one-time subsidy of up to $325 towards the course.  Please note that the one-time subsidy is only applicable to one course (i.e. either ACLS or ATLS but not both).

To be reimbursed for the ACLS course fee, please mail the original receipt along with proof of payment to the following address:

Postgraduate Medical Education Office
500 University Ave, Suite 602
Toronto, ON M5G 1V7

Also, please be sure to indicate the mailing address to which we can mail your cheque.

Alternatively, you can also forward the electronic receipts provided by the ACLS provider to Gerard Nagalingam for reimbursement.  Any questions regarding the ACLS course requirement or proof-of-completion should be addressed to the appropriate Program Director/Coordinator.  All other inquiries can be directed to Gerard Nagalingam via email or by phone at 416-978-8328.

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