Paramedic Program

EMS & Paramedic Training
Contact: Douglas Sandbrook, MA, EMT-P, Paramedic Program Director/EMS Liaison
Phone: 315 464-4851

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Registration for Paramedic Original is open January 19- June 22, 2018 11:59pm

Classes begin Thursday, August 16, 2018, 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM


The SUNY Upstate Medical University Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
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To Contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992
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Total Due

Date Due

Fall 2018





Spring 2019





Fall 2019






2018-2019 Course Tuition and Fees: $5,440.00


A paramedic is the highest level of field provider. Becoming a paramedic means you would enter into one of the most dynamic and intimate healthcare professions. Providing acute medical care and transportation of patients out of the hospital requires a unique body of knowledge, skills and abilities. The SUNY Upstate Medical University Paramedic Program exceeds the National DOT Standards and will prepare you to become a competent entry level paramedic. Pre-hospital medicine is an emerging profession that you will find to be rewarding and challenging at the same time.

Upstate’s program consists of approximately 1200 classroom hours during which students study many areas of medicine including:

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Illness and injury prevention
  • Medical/legal issues
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical emergencies
  • Patient assessment
  • Trauma
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Operations
  • Hazardous materials

Paramedic students also spend approximately 300 hours in a series of clinical rotations in the hospital setting where emergency procedures are practiced and critical thinking skills are applied to real patients. Students also complete approximately 300 hours of internship working in the field under the preceptorship of experienced paramedics.

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