Emergency Medicine Education: Paramedic Program

Ridgewater Paramedics in ER Photo

Jonathan Willoughby
HCMC Paramedic Program Director
jonathan.willoughby@hcmed.org
612-873-9142

The Hennepin EMS Education Paramedic program started in March of 2007.

The Paramedic classes start Summer Session – usually late May or early June - meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-10 pm and approximately one Saturday a month from 8-5. We offer a Fall start Monday-only class that meets 9-4:30PM. There is also extensive hospital based clinical time and field internship ride time on ambulances in addition to the classroom time. This is not a part-time program. This is not a part-time program.

You must be a State of Minnesota certified EMT to start the Paramedic Program.

Hennepin EMS Paramedic Badge Graphic

If you have little or no experience as an EMT (at least 50 verifiable EMS calls as a Lead EMT), you will be required to ride 100 hours with local fire departments to gain experience as an EMT at the beginning of the Paramedic Program.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. All the admissions requirements must be met prior to being given a slot in the class.

The Paramedic Program is VA/GI Bill eligible and WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) eligible.

The Hennepin County Medical Center Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

 
Outcomes for the Paramedic ProgramAverage 2014+2013+2012
National Registry Written Pass Rate93.75%
National Registry Practical Pass Rate96.88%
Retention73.03%
Positive Placement of Grads72.31%
In 2014-2015 class we had a 92% first time written pass rate and 100% are now Nationally Registered Paramedics.
 

CAAHEP CONTACT INFORMATION
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

COAEMSP CONTACT INFORMATION
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org