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New York Methodist Hospital EMS Institute graduated its first paramedic class in 2001 and has over the past nine years completed twenty-eight paramedic courses and graduated over 900 paramedics. In September 2007 the EMS Institute moved to the Center for Allied Health Education and joined the Hospital’s other allied health schools in a new 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art training facility.
All courses focus on practical skills with intensive hands-on training. This type of training delivers the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to respond to true-life emergencies.
New York Methodist Hospital's EMS Institute - Paramedic Program has made a firm commitment to the education of students in the field of pre-hospital care.
Our mission is the training of EMS Providers who are skilled individuals, qualified by technical education, to provide emergency medical services using the latest diagnostic and treatment modalities.
The EMS Institute offers a program of emergency medical services training at the certificate level. To graduate, students must have:
- Completed all didactic objectives, including: passing all courses by achieving a minimum passing grade.
- Completed all clinical objectives, including: clinical performance and competency, problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, communication skills, professional development and growth.
The program identifies benchmarks to provide a standard by which the effectiveness of the program in achieving its goals can be evaluated. An assessment plan is in place and can be obtained from the program director.
Upon graduation, students will receive a certificate of completion and are prepared to meet the requirements to sit for the certification exams administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and/or New York State Department of Health Bureau of EMS. Specifically, our objectives are to have our graduates perform effectively by:
- Applying knowledge learned to provide pre-hospital and emergency medical care
- Effectively communicating with patients and other health care providers
- Providing EMS care at the level of an entry-level paramedic
- Demonstrating high standards of pre-hospital and emergency medical practice in skill performance and patient advocacy
- Providing competent and safe care in a variety of settings to a group of patients with diverse needs across the lifespan by demonstrating knowledgeable decision making and judgment based on critical thinking, clinical competence, accountability and collaboration with the patient and healthcare team
- Understanding the benefits of professional growth, life learning, advanced degrees and professional societies
The New York Methodist Hospital EMS Institute has agreements in place with St. Francis College of Brooklyn, New York St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn, New York and Clarion University of Pennsylvania’s Online College Programs which stipulate that graduates of the EMS Institute will receive credits towards an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in allied health sciences from these institutions.
New York Methodist Hospital is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES*).
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*ABHES is recognized as an accrediting agency by the United States Secretary of Education
New York Methodist Hospital's Paramedic Program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
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