Overview of the Profession
The Paramedic is a professional clinician of emergency care who must possess the essential attributes demanded by the profession, including general academic ability, physical abilities, interpersonal relationship skills, capacity for appropriate judgment, and orientation toward human services.
The goals of the paramedic program include:
- To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.
- To prepare students to enter the field with introductory knowledge of the following additional areas:
- Finance and planning
Approved by the Program Advisory Board: November 17, 2015. Reviewed February 2, 2021.
Paramedic Program Outcomes
CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2021.
The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 100%.
The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at the completion of the program.
The most recent retention rate was 80%.
The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions. The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) also accredits the program.
CAAHEP – Accredited through 2022 (currently in review period)
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
To contact the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP):
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
MIEMSS – EMS Board Approved through April 2028
653 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
For information on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County accreditation, please refer to this page.
For additional program information: