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ACLS Training Question (Cornell esp)

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by cytanaka, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. cytanaka

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    So, I'm be starting Cornell anesthesia (pgy-1) in a couple months, and was told that I have to complete ACLS/BLS training before orientation. Couple questions:
    1. I thought most residency programs had ACLS at orientation.
    2. If not, I heard some med schools provide it. But, my school doesn't. What do you do in this situation (that is cheap).

    I'd appreciate any answers/advice, especially if you are a cornell resident.
     
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  3. Winged Scapula

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    Most residency programs that require it, offer it.

    Most medical schools with residency programs offer it.

    I'm not from Cornell so cannot speak specifically, but are you sure they don't offer a course there before orientation which you can take for free?

    Ask if there are any exceptions allowed - ie, is this hospital or departmental policy? Can you take a course at Cornell AFTER orientation and still be eligible to start work?

    If not, please contact your new program coordinator and ask for advice or reimbursement for the course.
     

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