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Paramedic Program

Paramedic Program

The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System's Paramedic Program consists of an extensive, innovative, and re-structured curriculum which runs over a period of twelve (12) months. This rigorous program meets and exceeds the training requirements set forth by the New York State Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, as well as the National EMS Education Standards set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The objectives of this program shall be met through a variety of methods that distinguish this program from others in the area. Program participants shall have the opportunity to learn the material through: 

  • Team-based Education
  • Objective-based Clinical Experiences
  • Case-based Scenarios
  • Bio Skills Laboratory
  • Practical Skill Exercises
  • Facilitated Discussions
  • Patient Simulation Exercises
  • Case Presentations

Course material is presented by knowledgeable, multi-faceted faculty that have many years of experience as paramedics, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, or other healthcare professionals. Students will have the opportunity to work and learn side-by-side with providers from every facet of the health care continuum.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for a variety of Regional Medical Advisory Committee (REMAC) certification examinations, as well as the National Registry Examination. Students will also receive credentialing in the following disciplines:

  • BCLS 
  • AMLS
  • GEMS
  • ACLS
  • PHTLS
  • NRP
  • PALS
  • EPiC
  • ATT


Program Open House Sessions

The Paramedic Program will be hosting Open House Sessions for prospective applicants. Please contact the Center for Learning and Innovation at (516) 396-6150 for dates and times.

This is a NOT an entry level course. Candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must possess a valid New York State Driver’s License or equivalent
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must pass a criminal background investigation verifying that candidate is compliant with Section 800 6(f) of the State EMS Code
  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older
  • Have at least one (1) year active field experience as an EMT with a 911-based Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency (three or more years experience is preferred). Candidates must be clinically practicing with an EMS agency while participating in the program.
  • Must possess EMT-Basic (or higher) credentials with an expiration date beyond 08/31/13. (An EMT Challenge Refresher is available at CLI  beginning May 22nd for those candidates who may expire prior to 08/13/2013).   
  • Successfully complete a written general EMT knowledge, and math assessment provided by this Institute.

Application Period

Application period is now Closed.    

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $100 is due upon application submission. This fee covers the cost of applicant processing, verification of EMT Certification and Driver’s Licenses, and criminal background investigation.

Application Process

Download Application Here.

Information you need to complete the application includes, but is not limited to:

  • Copy of your high school diploma or GED
  • Copy of your New York State Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Certification, or higher
  • Copy of your New York State Driver's License, or equivalent
  • Two Reference Letters - One (1) Professional Letter of Recommendation (Individuals must have knowledge of applicants clinical practice)* One (1) Personal Character Reference Letter
    Download Recommendation Letter Information Here
  • Individuals must submit a completed application (with application fee) prior to sitting for assessment exams.
  • Candidates shall be scheduled for interviews through June of 2012.
  • Accepted candidates shall be notified by the end July.

Potential Applicants are encouraged to begin obtaining information for application in advance of the application period. 

Application Process Helpful Hints

Program Tuition

The Paramedic Programs tuition is $9,750, this includes all educational materials necessary for the course.
**Does not include mandatory liability/malpractice insurance.

Current Course Information

Program Start: August 27th, 2012
Program End: August 15th, 2013 (New York State Written Examination)

Classes are typically conducted twice a week from 7:00 am - 2:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays here at The Center for Learning & Innovation, Lake Success, NY. Some class sessions have been modified to accommodate holiday observances and program scheduling needs. Students shall be notified well in advance of schedule and/or site changes.