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Pitt's undergraduate program in Emergency Medicine is truly one-of-a-kind. Students enjoy curriculum themes and courses in:

  • Paramedic training including:
    • Adult and pediatric medical emergencies
    • Cardiology
    • Patient assessment
    • ​Pharmacology
  • Critical care
  • Legal and professional issues in health care
  • Senior year internship experiences in health care

Students enter the EM Program after earning 60 prerequisite and general education credits and are afforded the opportunity to develop clinical skills during the junior year at facilities external to the University. 

Currently certified paramedics or US SOCOM Advanced Tactical Paramedics may enter the EM program as Emergency Medicine Degree Completion students (Senior Transfers), provided they have earned 51 prerequisite and general education credits. These students must complete 30 core credits within the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences to earn an undergraduate degree. EM Degree Completion is offered in two formats: traditional in-person or asynchronous online.

Emergency Medicine Program

The EM Program junior year curricula consists of required courses that are offered only once during the academic year.  Any deviation from completing the courses in the planned sequence will result in the delay of progressing through the curriculum and the year of graduation.

SHRS requires a minimum of 120 credits to graduate, 30 of which must be completed through the School. During the senior year, six (6) credits are required for each term. Elective credits must be approved by your advisor and the Program.

Fall Term - Junior Year

The EM Program junior year curricula consists of required courses which are offered only once during the academic year.  Any deviation from completing the courses in the planned sequence will result in the delay of progressing through the curriculum and the year of graduation.

Spring Term - Junior Year

Fall Term - Senior Year

Spring Term - Senior Year

EM Degree Completion (Senior Transfers)

Applicants who have completed the 51 college credits including prerequisite and general education courses and are currently certified as paramedics (by a state EMS agency or the National Registry of EMTs or US SOCOM Advanced Tactical Paramedics), may be awarded advanced standing and admitted into the Program as an Emergency Medicine Degree Completion student (Senior Transfer). During the senior year, these students will be required to complete 30 core credits within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences to be eligible for graduation. These students have the option of attending in a traditional in-person format or an online asynchronous format.

EM Degree Completion: In-Person Format

Fall Term

Spring Term

In-Person Format - Elective Courses

Electives outside of the EM program shall be reviewed by your advisor and approved by the Program.

EM Degree Completion: Online Format

Fall Term

Spring Term