The UMKC Paramedic program is designed to introduce the EMT to the principles and practices of advanced life support and pre-hospital emergency medical care. The program is based upon the 2009 EMS Education Standards for Paramedic education. The UMKC Paramedic program is unique in that it allows for an exit point at the AEMT level, as well as the opportunity for the paramedic student to test and become licensed as an AEMT while continuing his/her paramedic studies. Upon successful completion of the program, a certificate will be awarded that permits the student to participate in the national certification examinations which lead to state licensure.
- Missouri EMT or AEMT/EMT-I license –and/or–
- National Registry EMT or AEMT (and the ability to obtain Missouri EMT license)
- Six months experience as an EMT is recommended, but not required.
- College-level Anatomy and Physiology or participation in the program-based A&P course.
The UMKC Paramedic Program is approved by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Bureau of EMS (09529T6). The program curriculum exceeds that of both the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Missouri Bureau of EMS. The UMKC School of Medicine EMS Education program currently holds a Letter of Review from the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.