Denver Health EMS Education has postponed its Accelerated Paramedic School starting June 1st, 2020. This course will be moved to January 4th, 2021 with a completion date of July 9th, 2021. Application deadline for the January 2021 accelerated course will be November 6th, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Our Year Long Program will start September 21st, 2020. Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming response our Year Long Paramedic School Registration Process is closed. We are still accepting applications for our 2021 Accelerated Paramedic School scheduled to start January 4th, 2021. Thank you for your interest in our courses!
Also, due to many colleges having closed, we have waived the A&P requirement until further notice. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
“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 year long course will start September 21st, 2020 and is currently full. The accelerated course will start January 4th, 2021 with an application deadline of November 6th, 2020 at 5pm.
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 via email 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 email of their acceptance.
The Application Package must include the following:
Once accepted you will be required to provide the following:
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.
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 titres 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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