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Gain a competitive advantage with one of the only EMS bachelor degree programs in the country

Are you ready to spring into action as a paramedic? Are you looking for a solid foundation for medical school or a graduate program in nursing or physician assistant studies? If you have grit, critical thinking skills and a calling to save lives, Pitt’s Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medicine will put you on the road to success.

This multi-disciplinary program offers you everything you need to become a first responder. Our faculty have literally written the book on EMS education. They personally guide you through a combination of classroom and laboratory coursework so you are prepared for meaningful clinical rotations at world-renowned EMS agencies and health care institutions. Each of our students typically tally more than 540 hours of clinical training and collectively have 15,000 patient encounters. And our 100% pass rate on the NREMT-P Licensing Exam reflects the quality and rigor of our program.

Bold Moves SHRS: “When students conduct systematic reviews, their eyes are opened to the excitement and importance of research as they move on with their careers.” The Pitt Emergency Medicine program students learn how to dissect scientific research and form their own conclusions, often changing protocols and practices to advance the field of emergency medicine. Read more here