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ISU-Meridian accepting applications for paramedic science

Posted July 1, 2011

MERIDIAN – Idaho State University is accepting applications to its Associate of Science degree program in paramedic science. The deadline to apply is July 15. Classes start Aug. 22 and will be held at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive, just north of I-84 and Locust Grove Road.

The paramedic science program will provide students with the skills and knowledge to treat patients in and out of a hospital setting, conduct thorough patient assessments, and provide medical care to reduce illness and injury.

The program, which will be taught through a partnership between ISU and Ada County Paramedics, consists of three semesters of lecture, laboratory and clinical field experience, including a three-month field internship.  Applicants must fulfill prerequisites to gain admission.

To apply, call the Meridian Health Science Center at (208) 373-1700 or go to online to http://www.isu.edu/future.shtml .

In addition to a completed ISU application, prospective students must make an additional, separate application specifically to the paramedic science program and submit a copy of their current EMT-B certification, a copy of their CPR certification for Health Care Providers, a one-page essay describing why they want to be a paramedic and their professional goals.  For more information and to download the paramedic science application form, go to http://www.isu.edu/kasiska/paramedic/.

Upon acceptance, students must provide a copy of their immunization records, a physical exam and an ISU background check.  Individual interviews will be conducted in July.The ISU paramedic program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, is the only paramedic program in Idaho offering an Associate of Science degree.

For more information, contact Ellen Jones, training coordinator, at 373-1760 or email her at joneelle@isu.edu.

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