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“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.
Accelerated (6 month) Start Dates:
January 4th, 2021
June 14th, 2021
Year Long (12 month)
September 20th, 2021
Application deadline dates for 2021:
Application deadline for the Accelerated course with a start date of of June 14th, 2021 will be April 30th, 2021 at 5:00pm, with interviews to take place the week of May 10th, 2021. We will add a second week (the week of May 17th, 2021) if needed to accommodate all candidates that are approved to move forward to the panel interview.
Application deadline for the Year Long course with a start date of September 20th, 2021 will be July 30th, 2021 at 5:00pm, with interviews to be held the week of August 9th, 2021. We will add a second week (the week of August 16th, 2021) if needed to accommodate all candidates that are approved to move forward to the panel interview.
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:
Students who complete the application process and their application has been reviewed and approved, 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 email of their acceptance.
The Application Package must include the following:
Once accepted you will be required to provide the following:
The Denver Health Paramedic School will evaluate applicants on proven academic competence and potential, goals, understanding of the paramedic's role, and recommendation letters 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.
If you are accepted into either program, the following will be required:
Head shot for student ID
BLS FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
BLS FOR HEALTH CARE provider certification. (It is imperative that you understand this has to be a BLS FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER certification as this is the reason most applicants are removed from the process as they have the incorrect certification!) Please click here to learn more about what a BLS for Health Care Provider certification is.
A background check is required prior to moving on in the application process. You may obtain a background check by going to www.castlebranch.com and utilizing group code EN14 (A fee applies, and is the responsibility of the student to complete the check and upload the documents into the required form). You may choose another vendor for a background check, HOWEVER, the background check must be within the last 6 months and it MUST be a nationwide background check.
TB PPD or X-Ray
Tuberculin skin test within the past 12 months or documentation as a previous positive reactor or negative x-ray. Please click here to learn more about a TB Skin test.
Proof of Mumps, Rubella and Rubeola immunity by positive antibody titers or 2 does of MMR
Proof of Hepatitis B immunization or declination of vaccine if patient contact is anticipated
Vaccination must have been done within the last 10 years. Click here to learn more about the Tdap vaccination.
Varicella immunity, by positive history of chicken pox (verified) or proof of Varicella immunization
If you are a Colorado resident you may obtain a copy of your vaccination records by going here. A fee may apply and is the responsibility of the applicant. There are no exceptions to the vaccination requirements and/or the background check requirement.
Paramedic School 5 year Data Outcomes for Graduates
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