Indianapolis EMS Paramedic Health Science Spring 2017 Program Announced!

  • Posted: June 22, 2016


Indianapolis EMS


Paramedic Health Science 


Spring 2017 Program


Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2017 Indianapolis EMS Paramedic Health Science Program in partnership with Eskenazi Health as the sponsoring health system. The program is 52 weeks long and classes are held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The course is scheduled to present subject matter in a section that is shift accommodating, to make attendance convenient for EMS, Law Enforcement, and Fire personnel.

Program Timeline for Admission

Mandatory Information Sessions

The faculty of the Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) Training and Education Division will hold information sessions August 15, 16, 17, and 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Indianapolis EMS Education Center, located at IEMS Headquarters, 3930 Georgetown Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254. The purpose of these sessions is to fully inform interested candidates of the program requirements and the unique design of the curriculum. Interested candidates only need to attend one session.

Please E-mail to reserve a seat in one of the information sessions.

Entrance Examination – Must be completed by Friday Sept. 9, 2016

Interviews – Must be completed between Monday Oct. 31, 2016 and Friday Nov. 11, 2016

Anatomy and Physiology Prerequisite Course – Offered between Monday Sept. 12, 2016 and Friday Dec. 16, 2016

Paramedic Program Orientation – Tuesday Dec. 20, 2016

Paramedic Program Class – Monday Jan. 9, 2016

Program Curriculum

-Introduction to Paramedic Science

-Pharmacology for the Paramedic

-The Paramedic and Pulmonology

-The Paramedic as a Team Member

-The Paramedic and Medical Matters

-The Paramedic as a Team Player

-The Paramedic and Cardiology

-The Paramedic and Trauma

-The Paramedic as Team Leader

-Contemporary EMS Issues

-Paramedic Professional Progress

About the Indianapolis EMS Paramedic Health Science Program

The Indianapolis EMS Paramedic program features the largest full-time faculty in Central Indiana. The program is one of the 21, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) facilities in the State of Indiana. Instructors include paramedics and nurses with more than 100 years of collective EMS experience. Guest lecturers include emergency medicine physicians, trauma surgeons, and nurse specialists.

The program follows the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Paramedic National Standard Curriculum and is approved by the Indiana EMS Commission. Additionally, students participate in intra-curricular specialty courses and receive ACLS, PEPP, and PHTLS certifications on successful completion of each course.

The faculty designed the course to present subject matter in a section or shift accommodating manner to make attendance convenient for EMS, law enforcement and fire department personnel. Lectures are held in the Indianapolis EMS Education Center. The faculty integrates web-based teaching and learning resources so students can enjoy remote access to syllabi’s, presentations, grades, and student-to-faculty communication.

Students benefit from an unequaled field internship with Indianapolis EMS, the largest EMS agency in the State of Indiana. Indianapolis EMS has over 300 prehospital healthcare providers who respond to more than 100,000 calls for 9-1-1 service each year. Indianapolis EMS traces its beginnings back to 1887, making it the oldest and most experienced ambulance service in the state.

Students spend the majority of hospital clinical rotations at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Health Hospital, a state-of-the-art, 315 bed public hospital in the heart of Indianapolis. Indiana University School of Medicine(IUSM) physicians specializing in emergency medicine and surgical trauma lead the students in the Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department and Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center at Eskenazi Health. Eskenazi Health provides students access to one of three Level I trauma centers in the state. Students will perfect patient assessment and management skills with a wide variety of medical, surgical, and psychiatric patients; interacting with staff and patients in the following departments:

  • Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center at Eskenazi Health
  • Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center at Eskenazi Health
  • Anesthesia services at Eskenazi Health and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
  • Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Pediatric Urgent Visit Center
  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health – Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center
  • Eskenazi Health Intensive Care Unit
  • Eskenazi Health Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • Eskenazi Health Family Beginnings (Labor and Delivery)
  • Eskenazi Health Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health Triage (psychiatric emergency department)
  • City of Indianapolis – Public Safety Communications Center