Admissions Information

2020-2021 ACPAC Program Postponed

Due to COVID-19 and its impact on our healthcare system and education delivery, we have elected to take a sabbatical for the 2020-2021 year from program delivery.

For inquiries about the ACPAC Program and the postponement, please contact us at

Selection Criteria For ACPAC Candidates

  1. The applicant must have PT, OT, RN, or chiropractor designation which will be considered at the discretion of the Program Directors.
  2. Member in good standing of respective college/regulatory body at a provincial level and eligibility for membership in the related national professional organization.
  3. The candidate must have proof of current personal professional liability insurance.
  4. Minimum 3 years broad experience following completion of an accredited, entry-to-practice program in respective health profession plus 2 years further experience in clinical specialist musculoskeletal/arthritis areas.
  5. Priority acceptance will be given to Ontario-based learners.
  6. The candidate must have completed the post-graduate level courses:
    1. “Clinical Practice Skills for Inflammatory Arthritis” offered by The Arthritis Society, Ontario Division OR
    2. “Mary Pack Arthritis Continuing Education (ACE) program” offered by Vancouver Coastal Health OR
    3. Equivalent course (at discretion of Program Directors)
  7. All individuals who apply are either currently working or committed to working in a shared-care interprofessional environment.

Supporting Application Documentation

In addition to the online application form, candidates must provide the following supporting documentation by the application deadline – June 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM:

  • A curriculum vitae (résumé)
  • A letter of intent (Max 500 words)
  • A letter of support from the supporting institution/department (submitted directly by institution/department)
  • A letter of reference from a rheumatologist and/or orthopaedic surgeon identifying clinical/academic strengths of the candidate (submitted directly by rheumatologist and/or orthopaedic surgeon)

Supporting documents should be sent electronically (preferred) to with your name in the subject line. Alternatively, you may send it by mail addressed to:

ACPAC Program
CPD, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
500 University Ave, Suite 650
Toronto, ON M5G 1V7

Program Dates:

Week 1:  Oct 19 – Oct 23, 2020
Week 2:  Nov 30 – Dec 4, 2020
Week 3:  Jan 25 – Jan 29, 2021
Week 4:  Apr 5 – Apr 9, 2021
Week 5:  May 31 – Jun 4, 2021

Program Fee:

Ontario Applicants:  $11,950

Application Dates:

Extended Application Deadline:
June 19, 2020 – 5:00 PM

Virtual Candidate Interviews:
Late-June, 2020