Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)


For course times, prices, and registration, please select a course below:

  • June 27-28, 2016 (New Interns)
  • July 18-19, 2016 (New Interns)
  • October 10-11, 2016 (open to the public)
  • January 23-24, 2017 (open to the public)
  • March 7, 2017 (retrain only)
  • May 1-2, 2017 (open to the public) 

We sometimes have openings in ATLS after online registration is closed, or the class is Sold Out. Please email to inquire.

Please note: "Initial" or "Provider" courses are for those who are certifying for the first time, or after a long lapse. The "Retrain" option is for those who are renewing a certification they already have (certificate must be current or has expired within 6 months of the course date).

Course Description:

Sponsored by the OCE and the UMMS Department of Surgery, and meeting the standards of the American College of Surgeons, the ATLS course is designed to train physicians who are in a position to provide the first hours of emergency care to trauma victims. The nineteen-hour course utilizes didactic lectures and practical skill stations in order to effectively teach the principles of rapid, effective assessment and stabilization. Successful candidates will be awarded four-year certification. All courses are conducted according to the guidelines of the American College of Surgeons. 

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of concepts and principles of patient assessment and management
  • Perform skills necessary to diagnose and treat traumatic injuries
  • Establish management priorities in single & multiple trauma
  • Perform the initial assessment and management of trauma victims

Course Location and Fees:

Albert Sherman Center (3rd Floor - iCELS)
55 Lake Ave. North
Worcester, MA  01655

*Early Bird Pricing* Effective 30 days prior to course date. Within 30 days Provider course will be $900 and Retrain will be $450.

Provider - $800

Retraining - $400 - Must be current or expiration date is within 6 months of course date

Auditor (Non-physician) - $250

Continuing Education Credit:


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American College of Surgeons designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This offering meets the requirements for 22.8 contact hours for nurses as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in nursing (244-CMR 5.04).

Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Other professionals will be eligible for 19 continuing education hours from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Statement on Faculty Disclosure:

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

In accordance with the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the guidelines of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), it is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to disc lose whatever interest or affiliation a speaker might have with any commercial organization whose products or services are related to the subject matter being presented. Such disclosure will be made available on the day of the program.


Registrants will receive confirmation via email.To register, please follow the registration link at the top of this page. 

Several weeks prior to the course, an ATLS Textbook will be sent via US mail to the address entered during registration. If you have any other questions or concerns, please email us at

Advanced Trauma Life Support classes are non-refundable when canceled less than 2 weeks prior to the course date, or after course materials have been mailed (approximately 30 days prior to the course). However, a registrant may transfer to another class, if arrangements are made 10 business days prior to the original class date. Classes must be paid in full in order to receive a certification card and continuing education credit(s). A certification card will be distributed upon the signature of the state chair to your home addresses when you have successfully completed the course and have paid for the course in full. 

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