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Paramedic Course Information

Advanced Training

St. Mary Medical Center EMS Training Academy offers Paramedic course for the EMT looking to advance their education and training. Our unique course is an accelerated, nine-month course, with classroom sessions beginning in August and ending in May.

Paramedic students receive education and training in anatomy and physiology; pathophysiology; pharmacology; IV and IO access and maintenance; advanced life support medication administration via IV, IO, IM, and other routes; adult and pediatric endotracheal intubation; ECG analysis and interpretation; 12-lead ECG analysis and interpretation; medical patient assessment and care; trauma patient assessment and care; pediatrics; geriatrics; hazardous materials response; response to terrorism and weapons of mass destruction; Indiana driving laws for emergency response and much more.

Successful completion of the Paramedic course qualifies the Paramedic candidate to take the National Registry of EMT's Paramedic practical and written exams for Paramedic certification.

St. Mary Medical Center hosts the practical exam for EMT students who complete their coursework.

Prerequisites due for registration for orientation include the following:

  • Health Screening by MD, DO, PA, or NP
  • Negative 5-panel urine drug screen
  • Negative TB (tuberculin) screen
  • Copy of childhood immunization record (MMR, DpT)
  • Copy of Driver's license
  • Copy of high school diploma or GED
  • Copy of current EMT and CPR certification
  • Letter of intent
  • Two letters of recommendation on SMMC recommendation forms

Contact Melissa Siegel at 219-947-6874,  for further information.