Basic Life Support Certification

Required for ALL College of Medicine Students

It is a requirement of the UTHSC, College of Medicine that you be BLS certified during your first year in medical school. If you are currently certified, proof of the certification needs to be given to the Office of Medical Education by the end of January of your first year. Please clear copies to Kimberlee Norwood (

For those not certified, please follow the HeartCode Instructions (BLS traning) to set up your Healthstream account. Your class will be batch enrolled and issued licenses and an email sent to let you know you may begin training. The first part of the training is online and the skills checkoff you will complete at a kiosks which have 24/7 access. All necessary resources are paid for by the College of Medicine, however, you have 60 days from the issue of the license to complete this task. If not completed within the 60 days, the student will have to pay $65 to have a second license issued. The Simulation Center will furnish a list of those students who completed their course to the Office of Medical Education. All first year medical students MUST be BLS certified by the end of January of their first year.

All M3s will be recertified during the Preparation to Clerkship week. This will provide you with the opportunity to update your BLS certification, thus enabling you to take ACLS in your M4 year in Capstone.

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Memphis, Tennessee 38163
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Interim Associate Dean, Medical Education:
Michael Whitt, PhD

Scott E. Strome, MD
Robert Kaplan Executive Dean,
Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs
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Memphis, TN 38163