I'm nearing the end of my paramedicine program and I'm looking at taking some extra certification courses both for my own interest and to make me more hire-able for the limited amount of jobs in Ontario right now. I'm taking ITLS in August but I'm also interested in taking ACLS and PALS. I was originally told I needed my paramedic certification in order to take ACLS/PALS but have since been told from the director of the programs at Sunnybrook that they have had students take these courses in the past and be successful. I'm curious if anyone on this forum has experience with these courses and can tell me what I'm in for. From what I've researched ACLS has a lot of emphasis on pharmacology above the scope of practice of a primary medic. Any input would be great as these courses are expensive and I want to be as prepared as I can be.