Welcome to the MD Program!

Important information and links for orientation week

UME Policies

Please familiarize yourself with the policies and guidelines at this link. UME POLICIES AND GUIDELINES 

Also please check out the information housed under the Pre-Clerkship (Yr 1 & 2) tab.

Tuition/Fees/Finance Info

The University of Calgary Calendar - Tuition and Fee Information 

Please log into your MY U of C portal to manage your tuition and fee payments. 

UME Financial Aid

WHMIS

ALL STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) online training before they can work in the ATSSL lab facilities. This is where all of your anatomy teaching takes place.

Please sign up for this course here under EHS Course Listing - scroll down to WHMIS 2015. Click the link and you will be asked to log in with your user name and password (same as the one you use to access your Student Center).

Once you have completed the course, you will receive a confirmation email and a certificate. Please send one or both to  umeoweek@ucalgary.ca  WHMIS training must be completed and confirmation sent to this email by the last day of July. If you have already done this training you do not need to redo it, please just send your confirmation email or certificate.

If you encounter difficulties enrolling in the course and/or launching the course in your browser, please email umeoweek@ucalgary.ca.

Student Photos and UCID Cards (UNICARDS)

This process will be updated. Please watched for email information. 

Health & Dental - Year 1

Deadlines for Heath & Dental Information

Please read

Election Manual to be updated. 

Please look here for info on rural shadowing and electives 

 

Specifically, the following worksheet and information, linked here:

Directions for completing immunization requirements and worksheet

Call the Physician and Family Support Program at 1.877.767.4637

Understanding the Past - Creating the Future of Health

The Program in the History of Medicine & Health Care at the University of Calgary is an active group of faculty teaching and researching in the history of medicine and the health sciences. 

Should I take Standard First Aid, CPR-A, CPR-C, or BLS?

 Basic Life Support (BLS) is the required CPR course, as this is the healthcare provider level of CPR. Standard First Aid, CPR-A, and CPR-C are for lay providers. Please take a BLS course.

From which organization should I take BLS?

The 5 recognized organizations in Canada that offer BLS include: Heart & Stroke Foundation, Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, and Canadian Ski Patrol. Taking BLS from any of these organizations will fulfill UME requirements. However, only BLS from Heart & Stroke Foundation can be used as a prerequisite for ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) courses from Heart & Stroke Foundation. Advanced life support courses such as ACLS and PALS are prerequisites to some residency programs.

How long is BLS current for?

 BLS is current for 1 year.

At what time points will UME be checking on my BLS status?

  1. Admission to UME
  2.  Prior to clerkship Please note: it is the students’ professional responsibility to make sure their BLS is kept current and does not expire throughout their schooling.

I am already a First Aid Instructor or BLS Instructor, do I need to take BLS?

The UME will need proof or confirmation from the organization that your Instructor designation covers the candidate level BLS certification. Each organization differs regarding whether BLS Instructor status covers BLS certification. For Heart & Stroke Foundation, BLS Instructor status can be taken as equivalent to BLS certification. For Lifesaving Society, First Aid Instructor status does not necessarily mean BLS certification status; the Instructor must hold a candidate level BLS certification to be able to teach BLS.

 I am certified in ACLS and/or PALS, but my BLS is expired. Do I need to take BLS, since BLS was a prerequisite to get into ACLS and/or PALS?

Yes, you still need to take BLS annually. BLS is the foundation of ACLS and PALS. BLS requires annual refreshing to maintain CPR knowledge and skills.

I already have medical background, as I am a certified healthcare professional (e.g. nursing, paramedicine, dentistry, optometry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work, etc.). Do I still need to take BLS?

Yes, you still need to take BLS annually. BLS requires annual refreshing to maintain CPR knowledge and skills. Last updated April 9, 2021

I do not have, or cannot find, a physical or digital proof of BLS completion. What should I do?

 Most organizations have a method of searching up your proof of certification, through their website. You will generally need an account or ID number. If you cannot locate your proof of certification online, please contact the organization under which you received certification.

Does my BLS get reimbursed?

 BLS is not covered as part of school tuition, so it does not get reimbursed.

Will UME accept BLS certifications taken outside of Canada?

Course curriculum and approved organizations may differ internationally. Please send UME a copy of the BLS certification and course information for a review.

Who can I address further questions to?

Questions regarding UME BLS requirements: Michelle Krbavac mdkrbava@ucalgary.ca Immunization Specialist, Un