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Paramedic Program

Christian Knutsen, MD
Christian Knutsen, MD
Course Medical Director
EMS & Paramedic Training
Contact: Douglas Sandbrook, MA, EMT-P, Paramedic Program Director/EMS Liaison
Phone: 315 464-4851

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Classes begin Thursday, August 17th, 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

2017-2018 Course Tuition and Fees: $5,190.00

Breakdown of 2017-2018 Paramedic Original Program Tition and Fees

A paramedic is the highest level of field provider.

The program consists of approximately 1200 classroom hours during which students study many areas of medicine including:

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Illness and injury prevention
  • Medical/legal issues
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical emergencies
  • Patient assessment
  • Trauma
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Operations
  • Hazardous materials

Paramedic students also spend approximately 300 hours in a series of clinical rotations in the hospital setting where emergency procedures are practiced and critical thinking skills are applied to real patients. Students also complete approximately 300 hours of internship working in the field under the preceptorship of experienced paramedics. More information...

CoAEMSP Accreditation Review Status

The SUNY Upstate Medical University Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org External Icon

The SUNY Upstate Medical University Paramedic program holds a Letter of Review, which is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, but is a status granted by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation.  However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

The SUNY Upstate Medical University Paramedic program has a site visit scheduled for pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) (www.caahep.org). This step in the process is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
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