Paramedic

program overview

Center for Allied Health Education's Paramedic Program is an intensive, twelve-month course, leading to New York State Department of Health and New York City Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will also receive BLS, ACLS and PALS and PHTLS certification. The course curriculum includes didactic and laboratory work, as well as clinical (hospital and ambulance) rotations.

The Paramedic Program's curriculum follows the Paramedic Instructional Guidelines of the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards published by the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The program prepares competent, entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

The Center's Paramedic Program is an approved National Registry Skills Testing Site and qualifies graduates for the National Registry Practical Exam.

Students must meet the following requirements in order to graduate from the New York Methodist Hospital Paramedic Program:

  1. Meet all academic requirements
  2. Meet all clinical requirements and attain all required competencies
  3. Meet all financial obligations
  4. Complete and submit proof of completion for the following FEMA independent study courses:
    •NIMS – IS-700A
    •NIMS – IS 800 B
    •ICS 100
    •ICS 200
    •ICS 5A or a 4 hour HAZWOPER First Responder Awareness Level

Students have twenty one (21) weeks from the originally scheduled graduation date to complete all missing graduation requirements. Upon successful completion of the entire course of study and meeting all financial obligations, individuals will be eligible for graduation and the subsequent:

  1. National Registry Skill Exam
  2. NYS DOH EMS Written Exam
  3. Application to the National Registry Computerized Exam
  4. NYC REMAC Certification Exam

Upon graduation, students who would like to qualify to sit for the National Registry Exam administered by the NREMT will be required to provide proof of having completed the HAZWOPER course offered by OSHA.

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