Coordinator: Joseph Soto, M.S., University of New Haven, NRP
In addition to general admission requirements for all prospective students, it is recommended that applicants to the paramedicine program demonstrate satisfactory performance in sciences and mathematics. It is strongly recommended that applicants have completed both high school biology and chemistry with laboratory and two years of high school algebra. An in-person or telephone interview with the program director may be required. Letters of recommendation supporting the student’s ability to pursue a rigorous science-based curriculum and desire to contribute in the health-care delivery system are strongly encouraged. Students should be aware that the NREMT and many states may not allow students to become registered or licensed if they have certain criminal convictions. Students are required to comply with university and clinical site partner vaccination and immunization policies.
Upon completion, the student will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate theoretical information relevant to their role of a patient-care provider in the field of pre-hospital emergency care as an EMT-Paramedic. The paramedic program will prepare the student to sit for the National Registry Certification Exam. Students graduate with certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC), Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS), and Geriatric Emergency Medical Services (GEMS). This program is designed to allow the student to pursue a concurrent area of study to prepare for future employment opportunities. Concurrent course options available include fire administration, emergency medical service administration, prerequisite courses for nursing or physician assistant, and a wide area of other disciplines that can be customized with paramedicine students.
Career opportunities available for graduates of this program include employment as firefighter/paramedics, hospital paramedics, EMS supervisors and/or managers, and educators of emergency medical services.
- An ability to understand, interpret and apply EMS and general medical knowledge necessary to function in a healthcare setting.
- An ability to perform a broad range of paramedic level EMS skills both difficult and routine.
- An ability to conduct oneself in an ethical and professional manner and show proficiency in
- interpersonal relations and communication.
- An ability to enroll and function in a physician’s assistant, respiratory therapy, nursing or medical school post-baccalaureate program.
- An ability to perform at a mid-level supervisor position in an emergency services or healthcare organization.