FAQs – Paramedic Program
IS THE PARAMEDIC PROGRAM AT RESPOND RIGHT EMS ACADEMY ACCREDITED?
Yes. The Respond Right EMS Academy / St. Charles Community College Consortium 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 Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
For more information about these accrediting agencies:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Respond Right EMS Academy is also an accredited training entity through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of EMS Division as a EMT-P training entity.
HOW LONG HAS RESPOND RIGHT EMS ACADEMY HAD A PARAMEDIC PROGRAM?
Respond Right started pre-hospital education in 2001 and had it’s first Paramedic Program in 2010.
CAN I WORK FULL-TIME AND COMPLETE THE PARAMEDIC PROGRAM?
Some students have tried to work full-time. Most students work part-time while attending Paramedic schools because of the amount of studying that is required to retain and learn the information. In addition to the classroom sessions, students are required to attend clinical rotations. Students must be highly motivated and able to manage their schedule very well. Students are required to maintain at least a 75% for the program and that requires a certain amount of time and attention.
HOW ARE CLINICALS SCHEDULED?
RREMSA students have the opportunity to complete clinical rotations at some of the most sought-after departments and districts in our area. With over six major hospitals to choose from and six fire/ambulance districts, students have a wide range of clinical opportunities to choose from. A Clinical Coordinator will schedule clinicals on the student’s behalf, decreasing the student’s workload.
WILL I DO CLINICALS AT THE SAME TIME I ATTEND CLASS?
Yes. Students will have the opportunity to attend clinicals while they are completing the didactic portion of the class.
HOW LONG IS THE PARAMEDIC PROGRAM?
The Paramedic Program is scheduled for 16 months. Students have the opportunity to complete the program in 13 months if they choose.