The Pro EMS Center for Medical Education, Development, Improvement and Clinical Simulation (MEDICS) is the first EMS educational facility in Massachusetts to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). We are also accredited by Massachusetts OEMS as a Training Institution. The Center for MEDICS received this distinction in recognition of its commitment to providing the highest standards of paramedic education.
Center for MEDICS was established to serve as an EMS education entity with a primary focus on Professional Ambulance Service (Pro EMS) and to extend course offerings into the wider community. Pro EMS has provided EMS services to the City of Cambridge for almost 40 years.
Center for MEDICS Paramedic Program is currently one of the largest and best-resourced of its kind in New England, with paramedic and physician instructors from the top-performing EMS systems and academic hospitals in the state.
Students receive the intense and profound educational experience that an emergency room in a classic urban setting provides. With primary clinical sites that include the teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School, Center for MEDICS students work alongside seasoned medical doctors and registered nurses, and interact with medical, nursing, and other allied health students.
Center for MEDICS also prides itself on the relationship we have with our community, and our reputation as a center of excellence, working hard to constantly improve, continues to grow. Paramedic students consistently serve as volunteers to help the Cambridge Department of Public Health with flu vaccinations and regularly participate in EMS drills.
Center for MEDICS Simulation Lab has trained physicians, nurses, and paramedics from local healthcare facilities, hospitals, fire departments, and EMS agencies. Our instructors conduct classes for outside agencies, providing our paramedic interns with the opportunity to assist with instruction.