“There is no higher honor than to be given the responsibility to care for another human being.”—Richard K. Schachern
Denver Health is the area's leading and only academic Regional Level I Trauma Center for Adults and Level II Trauma Center for Children. The Denver Health Paramedic Division is the sole 911 provider for the City and County of Denver and responds to over 110,000 calls per year. Our students have the opportunity to learn in a high-volume, fast-paced urban setting. That's why we are being chosen as a partner by many of the Denver Metro Area Fire Departments and Ambulance Services throughout the state to provide their departments with Paramedic Training.
Clinical opportunities are unparalleled in the field and include working alongside paramedics and physicians at special events, including large concerts, Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies games, and community outreach events like the Shots 4 Tots program. All clinical departments are located on the Denver Health Campus affording the opportunity for our students to receive the best and consistent training possible all the while allowing for convenience of not having to travel to different locations for clinical opportunities.
The Denver Health Paramedic School consists of a rigorous 1300 hour training for those interested in providing advanced emergency medical care to patients. Students who complete the curriculum are eligible to sit for the NREMT-P written and practical exams.
The application and admission process is competitive and top graduates are considered for employment at the Denver Health Paramedic Division.
There are two schedule formats for students to choose from: a 12-month or an accelerated 6-month program.
The application and admission process is competitive and top graduates are considered for employment at the Denver Health Paramedic Division. Training consists of three phases:
Phase 1 - Didactic Phase (Classroom)
The program curriculum is based on the 1999 D.O.T. EMT-Paramedic curriculum and taught by some of the leading industry experts to include Denver Health Paramedics, Denver Health Physicians.
There are two schedule formats for students to choose from:
Phase 2 - Clinical Rotations
Phase 3 - Field Internship
To apply to Denver Health Paramedic School, applicants must:
All students applying to the Denver Health Paramedic School are required to have the application package submitted by the deadline corresponding to their desired admission track. The 12-month program accepts 24 students; the 6-month program accepts 24 students. The 6-month accelerated course will start June 1st, 2020 (with interviews commencing in March 2020) and the 12-month course will start September 21st, 2020 (with interviews commencing in June 2020)
Applicants will be contacted for pre-admission testing and interviews once the EMS Education office has received and reviewed applications. Should the candidate meet all program requirements and prerequisites, he/she will be notified in writing of pre-admission test dates and locations. A description of the testing process and recommended study materials will be included.
Students who successfully complete the pre-admission testing, and are deemed to have a positive likelihood for success in the program, will be invited for a panel interview. The Paramedic School will then develop a list of eligible candidates for admission to the subsequent class and these individuals will be notified by mail of their acceptance.
The Application Package must include the following: (Application deadline for the accelerated course is March 1st. The yearlong course application deadline is June 1st.)
Pre-Admission Testing and Interview Process
The Denver Health Paramedic School will evaluate applicants on proven academic competence and potential, goals, understanding of the paramedic's role, and recommendation letters. Pre-admission test results and the panel interview will further aid the program in selecting the most competitive applicants for admission.
Each applicant accepted for admission is required to make a non-refundable $300.00 seat deposit in order to secure a place in the entering class. Seat deposits are due no later than 14 days as postmarked on the notification of acceptance letter. Deposits should be mailed to the Denver Health Paramedic School office at 190 W. 6th Ave. MC 3652, Denver, CO 80204. The seat deposit is applied toward tuition.
Paramedic School 5 year Data Outcomes for Graduates
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