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EMS Education Program - Accreditation

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At its meeting on July 24, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) granted initial accreditation to the EMS - Paramedic programat University of Toledoin Ohio. The CAAHEP Board acted upon the accreditation recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions(CoAEMSP). 

Through the accreditation process, which includes a thorough review of the program, curriculum, resources, faculty and staff, as well as a site visit of the program, the EMS - Paramedic programat University of Toledowas determined to be in substantial compliance with the nationally-approved Standards and Guidelines for educational programs as established by the EMS - Paramedic profession.

The University of Toledo Paramedicis an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. These individuals possess the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide exceptional patient care and play an integral role in the healthcare system. The University of Toledo  EMS/Paramedic program is a community effort to enable our students to provide the best pre-hospital care to members of our community. Our program also relies on a cadre of Interprofessional medical faculty and health care providers at UT's Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center (IISC) for development of psychomotor skills and formative and summative scenario based education. We are also fortunate to have access to UTMC's clinical staff and facilities, affiliations with numerous Promedica facilities in Northwest Ohio,  Bon Secours Mercy Health facilities and St. Luke’s Hospital (Maumee).

CAAHEP accredits more than 2,200 educational programs that prepare health professionals in 32 different disciplines.  Accreditation is one step in a process that is meant to protect the public and ensure a supply of qualified health care professionals. For more information about CAAHEP and accreditation, visit

Last Updated: 6/27/22