Paramedic Training Program

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The Methodist Hospitals Paramedic Education Program is a 16-month course that teaches advanced patient assessment techniques and lifesaving invasive procedures in accordance with the National Registry. Techniques and procedures include intubation, I.V./I.O. starts, advanced airway techniques and the latest in pediatric care.

Employment Outlook

Employment of paramedics and EMTs is projected to increase 23 percent over the next 10 years. The population growth among the middle-aged and elderly and the expanded presence of specialized medical facilities are expected to fuel that increased demand for EMT and paramedic services.

About the Course

The Region’s first accredited program, Methodist Hospitals Paramedic Education Program has successfully trained more than 1,000 paramedic – many of whom are working in Northwest Indiana.

Approximately half of the course is devoted to classroom lecture, skills stations and labs, while the other half is devoted to clinical training on ambulances and in hospital departments. It offers the area’s richest and most diverse clinical experience by offering exposure to Northwest Indiana’s only Level III Trauma Center and The Region’s only ambulance simulator.

The Methodist Hospitals Paramedic Education Program adjunct faculty includes surgeons with extensive trauma and emergency medicine experience, and advanced practice nurses with considerable backgrounds in trauma, cardiovascular medicine and neuroscience.

Over the last five years, EVERY STUDENT who completed the Methodist Hospitals Paramedic Education Program course passed the National Registry Exam.

2017-2018 Paramedic Course Important Dates
March, 2017 – Application Packets are available
• April, 2017 – Applicants complete online computer based general knowledge test
• May 9, 16, or 23, 2017 – Applicant written test
• June 2, 2017 – Paramedic Applicant Skills Test (invitation only)
• July 3, 2017 – Letter of Intent Due

Accreditation

Methodist Hospitals Paramedic Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). It has also been verified and approved for training by the Indiana State Approving Agency for veterans and other eligible VA beneficiaries.

Pre-Registration Requirements

All student candidates must hold a current qualifying CPR card
and a current Emergency Medical Technician certification (or higher).

Tuition & Fees: $5,000.00 Payment plans available, VA Assistance eligible

Classroom space is limited. Register today.

To learn more, or to arrange for Paramedic Training Program registration,
please contact the Regional Coordination Center Staff:

Tom Fentress / 219-881-3715 / tfentress@methodisthospitals.org
Vinny Groesche / 219-881-3717 / jgroesche@methodisthospitals.org
Yvonne Rodriguez / 219-881-3718 / yrodriguez@methodisthospitals.org


Methodist Hospitals Emergency Services

Northlake Campus: 600 Grant Street  •  Gary, IN 46402  •  219-886-4710
Southlake Campus: 8701 Broadway  •  MerrillvilleIN 46410  •  219-738-5510