Admissions Information

For inquiries about the ACPAC Program please contact us at info@acpacprogram.ca

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. It is preferred the candidate completes one of the following post-graduate level courses *Please note that due to COVID-19 related constraints in offering or having access to enrollment in the below courses at this time these will not be expected of the applicant to the ACPAC 2022-2023 program:
    1. “Mary Pack Arthritis Continuing Education (ACE) Hybrid Course” – Virtual Component offered by Vancouver Coastal Health. The final deadline to apply is April 1, 2022 for the course in May 2022. The virtual days for PT registrants will include:
      • Access to recorded video on overview of rheumatic diseases and immunology 101 with live Q & A session
      • Access to recorded video on medical management of arthritis with live Q & A session
      • Rheumatoid arthritis history, clinical presentation and treatment principles (Physio breakout room)
      • Osteoarthritis history and clinical presentation (Physio breakout room)
      • Osteoarthritis history and clinical presentation (Physio breakout room)
      • Imaging in arthritis
      • Pain management toolkit
      • Physical activity guidance and support
    2. Equivalent course (at discretion of Program Directors)
  6. 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 – May 31, 2021 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 brien.wong@utoronto.ca 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 (onsite):
Oct 24 – Oct 28, 2022

Week 2 (virtual):
Dec 5 – Dec 9, 2022

Week 3 (virtual):
Jan 30 – Feb 3, 2023

Week 4 (virtual):
Apr 17 – Apr 21, 2023

Week 5 (onsite):
May 29 – Jun 2, 2023

Program Fee:

$11,950

Application Dates:

Application Deadline:
May 31, 2022 – 5:00 PM

Virtual Candidate Interviews:
Thursday June 16, 8:00-12:00
Friday June 17, 8:00-12:00

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