After much planning and development by the ALARM Committee, the ALARM course has been re-designed to provide a better learning experience for all participants. The key improvements and highlights are:
New learning format with exclusive hands-on training – no more lectures
Multiple choice Exam now online and done pre-course – you will need to pass the exam to be able to attend the course. You will have two opportunities to do the exam. The passing grade for the exam is now 80%
No more OSCEs
Online ALARM portal for easy access to the manual, self-assessment, exam, new course materials and post-course evaluation
Modern and updated equipment for the workshops to enhance the learning experience
So, what does this mean for you?
Once you have registered, you will receive a link to access the portal. Your login information will be sent to the email address you used to register.
*Please check your email’s “Junk Mail” folder*
You will be prompted to complete the Self-Assessment first and then you will have access to the new ALARM manual (23rd Edition) and the exam.
You will be able to read through the chapters of the manual online or you can download the manual to your computer and get a copy printed. The SOGC has a partnership with Staples for a discount on the printing of the manual and further details are provided once you register.
Once you have successfully passed the exam, you will then have access to all course materials including all of the workshop handouts that you will need when attending the course.
Upon attendance of the full 2-day ALARM course, you will need to go back to the portal and complete the course evaluation to be able to receive your Certificate of Completion.
The ALARM certificate will be awarded only to those who attend the course in its entirety and who pass the written examination.
This course is not intended to certify attendees in any procedural skills. It provides education and hands-on experience but this is not a substitute for clinical exposure and mentorship.