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Paramedic Application and Requirements

Download the Application here.

Please be sure to open the application in an Adobe product and not an internet browser. Also, please be sure to read through the entire packet before completing it.

Program Requirements

  • All EHS paramedic concentration lower-division requirements must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher before taking any paramedic clinical courses.
  • Paramedic concentration students must purchase malpractice insurance through the university and scrubs and clinical uniforms from the department while engaged in clinical and field experience.
    • Other fees and costs may be associated with participation in clinical and field training.
  • Students are required to provide their own transportation to clinical and field experience sites.
  • Personal health insurance coverage is strongly recommended.

Application Information

EHS paramedic concentration majors MUST submit a formal application to the paramedic track preceding the first semester that the student is eligible to take paramedic clinical courses. All second-year EHS students in the paramedic track will receive an email with the application attached or download it below. 

Individuals interested in the paramedic program are encouraged to contact the Paramedic Program Director to discuss their eligibility for admission into the program. They are encouraged to download and review the application as it contains much of the information regarding the program’s requirements. 

This year, the deadline for submission of the completed application is March 2, 2021. 

The application packet must  be accompanied by:
  • A valid Maryland EMT certification or valid EMT certification from another state (NREMT and provisional certifications are not accepted)
  • Documentation of 100 patient contacts as a certified EMT 
  • Current CPR (BCLS) certification
  • Acceptable verification of the status of physical health and immunizations
  • Four recommendations as suggested by the program
  • Official transcripts from all college or university programs
  • Verification of a background investigation. The program reserves the right to require drug screening before or at any point in the program.
  • Actively engaged in patient care with a Maryland fire or EMS agency is STRONGLY encouraged.

The application package, including academic record, will be reviewed by a selection committee. We base the final selection of students for admittance into the program on their interviews, their ability to complete any remaining credit hours of EHS paramedic concentration lower-division requirements before the beginning of the first semester of paramedic clinical courses, and the student’s previous emergency care experiences. 

Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will receive an invite to attend the virtual interview day on April 3 10, 2021 (NOTE DATE CHANGE). Applicants who are not eligible will receive a notification via email. All applications and materials submitted will become the property of UMBC, and the return of these materials will not occur. There are no refunds for the background and drug screenings.

***Applicants with a misdemeanor or felony convictions should contact the program director before applying.

Download the 2021 Paramedic Application here: Paramedic Application 2021 Fillable Form

Please be sure to open the application in an Adobe product and not an internet browser. Also, please be sure to read through the entire packet before completing it.