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Emergency medicine students

The University of Pittsburgh offers one of the only bachelor degree programs in Emergency Medicine (EM) in the country. This program is designed to provide our graduates with a competitive advantage in the health care fields. Many graduating EM students continue on to medical school or other graduate level programs. Students are provided with a strong foundation in clinical experiences, educational expertise and administrative leadership. The program faculty are leading educators in their fields and take a dynamic and multidisciplinary approach to emergency medicine education. 

At the end of the junior year, students are eligible to sit for the exam to become certified paramedics.

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Learn more about the Emergency Medicine program.

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Review detailed information on admission requirements and application instructions.

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View the Emergency Medicine program curriculum and clinical requirements. 

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Clinical Education

The EM program combines academic rigor with hands-on experience at world-renowned hospitals and EMS Agencies.

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A variety of scholarship opportunities are available to EM students.


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Program Outcomes

Our EM students score high! View our outcomes assessments.


The University of Pittsburgh EM Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation..

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Fax: 214-703-8992