Careers in Emergency Medical Services
A career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) focuses on responding to medical emergencies. EMS education provides the student with the knowledge and skill to recognize symptoms of illness and injury. The training can range from the basics taught at the first responder level (EMR) to the highly skilled level of the paramedic. Courses blend experience in the classroom, laboratory and field preparing professionals to make quick, emergent decisions in patient management. Students must have a sincere desire to work with people and must be empathetic to the needs of the sick and injured. Chicago EMS systems utilize two levels of practice; a basic life support, carried out by the EMT and an advanced life support, carried out by the paramedic. Successful students in both the EMT and paramedic programs are eligible to be licensed by the State of Illinois, Department of Public Health.
The link above is is the application packet for the Program starting in the fall semester. The Program runs for one year, beginning with the fall 2014 semester and continuing through summer semester 2015. Classes meet on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30AM to 2:00PM and on Fridays from 9:30AM to 4:30PM. These dates and times may be variable and do not include Clinical Rotations or Internship Assignments.
Please read the following enclosed instructions carefully. Incomplete or inaccurate applications will jeopardize your consideration as a candidate for the program. Also take note of the admission requirements which includes a college level Anatomy and Physiology course. This course must be successfully completed prior to program interviews in early June.
Candidate selections are made by interview process. Interviews are granted to students who submitted a complete application before the deadline and attain acceptable scores on the entrance exam. The interviews will be scheduled sometime between May 28th and June 18th.
The deadline to submit the application is no later than Friday, April 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, please call the EMS office at 312-850-7124.