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2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Paramedic Sciences

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At IPFW you may complete one year toward the Associate of Science in paramedic science. You must apply and be admitted to the Paramedic Science Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) to complete the degree. Completion of IPFW course work does not guarantee admission to the IUPUI program. Graduates receive their degree from the IU School of Medicine.

Overview - Paramedics provide care to emergency patients in pre-hospital settings. They determine the nature and extent of victims’ emergencies, immobilize fractures, supply intravenous therapy, and provide other life-saving interventions for the victims of acute illness or injury. 

Prerequisite Courses – Prior to entering IUPUI’s Paramedic Science Program, the student must complete the minimum prerequisites. Exclusive of emergency medical technologist (EMT) training, these prerequisites may be completed at IPFW. Students should consult with an IPFW allied health sciences advisor for appropriate courses and semester sequencing.

IUPUI Admission Requirements

Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours Exclusive of EMT Training - 23     These may be completed at IPFW. Twenty credit hours of prerequisites must be completed prior to entrance.

Limitations of Course Work - Remedial courses will not fulfill prerequisites or count as credit hours toward the degree.

Class Size - Ten students per cohort entering either spring or fall semester.

Criteria Used for Selection of Class - Grade point average, personal interview, EMT experience.

Application Deadline - October 1 of the year prior to desired spring semester entry. February 1 prior to desired fall semester entry.

Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average - 2.3 on a 4.0 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained.

Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Prerequisite Course - C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale)

Certification Requirement - You must be an Indiana or nationally certified EMT with at least 20 hours of documented patient contact in an ambulance to apply to the program. 

To Become an Emergency Medical Technologist - Take the EMT Basic Training (7.5 credit) course through Ivy Tech and pass the EMT credentialing exam or complete an EMT course through one of the many local hospitals or township fire departments and pass the EMT credentialing exam. For any questions regarding EMT course work at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Campus, contact the Ivy Tech EMT Program Chair at (260)480-2087.

Technical Standards - See IUPUI Health Professions Programs policy.

Medical Requirements – All students are required to provide a current immunization record that indicates immunizations in hepatitis B, rubella, rubeola, mumps, PPD, tetanus, and chicken pox.

Interview - Qualified applicants must participate in an interview. Interviews are generally conducted in December for the spring cohort and March for the fall cohort.

Clinical Observation/Volunteer Experience - While such experience is not required, it is helpful in making a career choice.

The details of your prerequisite course work should be discussed with an IPFW allied health sciences advisor. You are also encouraged to consult an advisor at the IUPUI campus to discuss the degree by calling (317)278-4752 or by e-mail at askhpp@iupui.edu. The most current program information is found at http://msa.iusm.iu.edu/hpp/.

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