Fun Fact: UMBC has a Paramedic Program at UMBC. It’s a fairly small program, with only ten people currently in the program, but these cool people are learning to save lives.
Most people go to a community college to become certified to become a paramedic in their county, however, when a student comes here to UMBC the process is quite different. Sophomore must apply through a rigorous process in order to be accepted into the program, which includes 5 interviews, a test, and at least 100 calls as an EMT.
When these hard working individuals graduate, they’ll have their National Registry Paramedic Certification and a Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Health Services. That means these students will be able to work anywhere in the United States and will easily move up within a firehouse
I work with a paramedic student at the Susquehanna Desk, and I know that she works really hard for her degree. Not only do they take really rigorous courses, but they also have to work in a hospital for so many hours.
What I’ve learned about the program is that it is very intensive, but very rewarding. Plus, they all get a bunch of cool stories out of it.