Emergency Medical Services: Associate of Science in Paramedic Science
The IU School of Medicine Associate degree program in Paramedic Science program enables graduates to perform as a paramedic. This program is available on the IU School of Medicine’s Indianapolis campus and administered through the IU School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine in conjunction with Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services.
The Paramedic Program provides didactic and clinical instruction in the body of paramedic knowledge and clinical competencies that facilitate a lifelong learning process as a health care professional. A field internship allows students to apply mastered competencies in real-time situations with the guidance of mentors. Students develop values that will prepare them to be sensitive to the cultural needs of patients of all ages and develop knowledge, competency, and awareness of one’s abilities and limitations, the ability to relate to people, and a capacity for calm and reasoned judgment while under stress. Paramedic Science graduates are able to independently process information to make critical decisions.
Applicants interested in pursuing an Associate Degree in Paramedic Science must complete all college-level requirements prior to entry with a minimum grade point average of 2.30 on a 4.00 scale (C). Applicants must also hold the EMT-Basic credential (state or national) and have a minimum of twenty (20) documented patient-care hours as an EMT-B prior to entry. A formal interview is required as part of the application process.
Find official program information in the IUPUI Campus Bulletin, including program requirements, admissions, the professional program, an advanced standing option and course descriptions.