ACLS/BLS/PALS Certification

More details regarding ACLS and BLS certifications will come from the GME Office in the coming weeks, but this will hopefully answer some of your questions in the meantime.

Our office does not have information on when the ACLS/BLS courses will take place in DC. That information will come from the GME Office.

DEADLINE = FRIDAY, JUNE 10

Do you have a current ACLS/BLS certification?

NO, I DO NOT HAVE A CURRENT ACLS/BLS CERTIFICATION.

You will receive an email regarding the sign-up process through SiTEL, which is the simulation and training lab for Georgetown. If you go through SiTEL for certification, the session/course fees will be waived. If you will receive your initial certification through SiTEL then you must get both the ACLS and BLS certifications; there are no exceptions to this.

PLEASE NOTE: As long as this is done before orientation starts, you can do this once you are in DC. It may help decompress your moving and unpacking schedule to do this at your home institution prior to graduation. Many medical schools offer discounted or free courses to their current students. If you decide to go through SiTEL, be sure to sign-up as soon as the info is sent since you will be competing for a space in the certification class with other residents and fellows.

If you do not go through SiTEL for certification, you are responsible for any fees associated with the certification process. The hospital does not reimburse for certifications done outside of SiTEL and this fee cannot be reimbursed through your department-issued book fund. If you do not go through SiTEL for certification, you only have to complete an ACLS course; a BLS certification is not required if you come into the program with a current ACLS.

YES, I DO HAVE A CURRENT ACLS/BLS CERTIFICATION.

You do not need to provide a current BLS certification, if you only took an ACLS certification course. Once your current certification expires, you will be required to get both the ACLS and BLS renewal through SiTEL.

What about PALS certification for the Med-Peds interns?

This will be done during the Peds Bootcamp during Orientation. More information will come from the Pediatrics Residency Program Coordinator, or the Peds Chief Residents.


QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS:

Contact Caitlin Erchick, Residency Program Administrator.