I am interested in the Paramedic Program. How do I apply?
Please fill out our online application.
I have applied online. What are the next steps?
You can expect to hear from a Center for MEDICS representative within a week of submitting your application. If you have not received an email or phone call, please feel free to contact us.
Please check for voicemail or email messages at the phone number and email address that you provided on your application prior to submitting your inquiry. Once you submit your inquiry, you can expect to be contacted with the appropriate information within 24 hours.
Once I have an interview date and time, how should I prepare?
You should prepare for your Paramedic Program interview in the same detailed manner you would prepare for any professional academic or career opportunity. We expect you to present yourself in a professional manner, and in professional dress. You can expect to meet with an interview panel that may include the Program Director, Medical Director and Center for MEDICS staff. The total interview time may take up to 45 minutes, so please plan accordingly.
I have more questions about the Paramedic Program. Whom can I contact?
Please use our inquiry form on the right side of this page.
I have never been to Pro EMS Center for MEDICS. How do I get there and where should I park?
Pro EMS Center for MEDICS is located at 31 Smith Place in Cambridge, MA 02138. Parking is available in the lot, in any space marked “Pro EMS.”
Who should I contact if I need to reschedule the interview?
You may call us at 617-682-1811, or send an email to the address given in your confirmation email message.
When should I expect to hear from someone after the interview?
You will receive an email message from us within two to three weeks of your interview.
Do you offer financial aid?
We do not offer financial aid through Sallie Mae or other traditional lenders. We do, however, offer a program called TuitionFlex (see below for program information). Other payment options include credit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express), purchase order from a town, fire department, or employer.
What is TuitionFlex?
TuitionFlex is a guaranteed, no credit check, 9% interest loan program that is available to all paramedic interns. There is a non-refundable application fee (3% of the total loan) paid to TuitionFlex at the time of application, and there is no pre-payment penalty. All paramedic interns accepted into the program are automatically guaranteed enrollment in TuitionFlex. If you choose TuitionFlex, you must be signed up and approved prior to the start of class. An initial payment is due 21 days prior to the start of class and the remaining balance may be repaid over 24 months. Contact us for further details.
What is the Refund Policy?
Students who terminate enrollment (for any reason, including voluntary resignation, illness, suspension, or involuntary resignation or dismissal) may be eligible for a refund. Refunds will be determined based on the schedule below. All refunds will be made 30 days from the date of termination from the program. The termination date is the last date of class attendance, as verified by the faculty, or the date that the notice in writing is either received or postmarked, if mailed.
- Termination prior to the first day of class (100% minus the $1000 deposit and application fee)
- Termination during the 1st week of classes until Sunday of that week (80%)
- Termination during the 2nd week of classes until Sunday of that week (60%)
- Termination during the 3rd week of classes until Sunday of that week (40%)
- Termination during the 4th week of classes until Sunday of that week (20%)
- Termination during and after the fifth week of classes (0%)
What Certifications will I receive when I graduate?
Students who pass all components of the Paramedic Program graduate with the following certifications:
- EMS SAFETY
- Difficult Airway Course: EMS
Students will also be eligible to take the National Registry Paramedic Exam as well as the Massachusetts State Practical and Written exam.
Who is the consortium sponsor for CoAEMSP accreditation?
Mount Auburn Hospital, a teaching hospital for the Harvard Medical School residency program, is the sponsor for Pro EMS Center for MEDICS’ CoAEMSP accreditation. Mount Auburn Hospital is located at 330 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge MA 02138. The phone number is 617-492-3500.
How long are the Clinical and Field Internships? What are the hours requirements?
Every paramedic intern at Center for MEDICS is required to complete a clinical hospital practicum AND a field internship. Each of these internships require a minimum of 250 hours over a ten-week period. The clinical practicum is completed first, followed by the field internship, and together they comprise the last twenty weeks of the paramedic training program.
What is National Accreditation?
The Center For MEDICS is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
- To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
- To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
FAX (214) 703-8992
What are your pass rates, retention, and positive placement rate?
- NREMT Written (within 3 attempts) = 91%
- NREMT Practical = 100%
- Retention = 86%
- Positive Placement = 92%
CoAEMSP requirement = 70%