ACLS Certification / Recertification:
WCGME residents must obtain ACLS certification (PALS certification for Pediatric
Residents or both for Med/Peds & Family Medicine) prior to commencing training in a
KUSM-W residency program and maintain ACLS certification throughout the entirety of
their residency. The WCGME office must be provided with a copy of current ACLS
certificates for inclusion in a resident’s personnel file.
Registration fees for new residents participating in the course will be paid by WCGME. New
residents who have become ACLS certified no more than 120 days prior to entering a
KUSM-W residency program may be reimbursed up to $300 for their course registration
costs. Reimbursement forms can be obtained from the WCGME office.
Residents who are not successful in passing the ACLS course should immediately notify
their Program Director and then contact the WCGME office to determine the next available
course in which they can enroll. New residents will be permitted to retake the ACLS course
during their first 30 days of residency in order to secure certification. WCGME will be
responsible for registration costs of two such repeat courses.
New residents who do not secure ACLS certification during the first 30 days of residency
may be placed on leave without pay for a period up to 90 days during which they may
attempt to secure ACLS certification. If, at the end of this 90-day period, the resident has not
satisfactorily passed an ACLS course, the resident may be terminated.
The WCGME office will notify residents of their need to recertify approximately 60 days
prior to the date of the expiration of their ACLS certification. The WCGME office will
provide such residents with a list of recertification courses in which they can enroll.
Residents not achieving recertification within 30 days following their ACLS expiration, will
be placed on a leave without pay, at the discretion of the Program Director, during which
time they may attempt to achieve r