Policy: 

Requirement for Basic Life Support Certification              

Students must be certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) at the level of Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers.  Certification must be received from an American Heart Association approved Training Center prior to matriculation or during medical school orientation and again before entering the clinical curriculum.  BLS certification expires every two years and students are responsible for keeping their certification current throughout medical school training.  Combined degree students and students who take longer than 4 years to complete medical school must track this two-year certification process based on calendar year, not Class Year (i.e. MS1-MS4), to remain current.

Students must provide a copy of their current certification to the records office.  Students are responsible for keeping the original certification and for maintaining this documentation in their own personal files.