"The Peoria Area EMS/ St. Francis Medical Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the National Registry's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
To contact the CoAEMSP:
In order to qualify for the Paramedic program the student must:
Be 18 years of age or older
Not have a felony record
Agree to complete a background check and drug screen within the first 30 days of the course
Have a minimum of 1 year field experience (1500+ hours) as an EMT or higher licensure
Have a current and in good standing EMT or higher license along with a current CPR card
Transfer of credits earned through another Paramedic course, experiential learning, and/ or advanced placement of students previously enrolled in another program who did not complete that course and wish to transfer into a PAEMS program will be at the discretion of the EMS Medical Director.
Click on the Contact tab above and to the left to locate the program director or a specific educator if you have questions about the Paramedic Program.
Peoria Area EMS OSF St. Francis Medical Paramedic Program utilizes a module format.
- Paramedic 100- Anatomy and Physiology- 5 weeks
- Paramedic 110- Basic Competency Skills- 2 weeks
- Paramedic 200- EMS Systems- 5 weeks
- Paramedic 201- Paramedic Foundations- 4 weeks
- Paramedic 202- Airway Management and Respiratory Emergencies- 2 weeks
- Paramedic 203- Medical Emergencies- 7 weeks
- Paramedic 204- Trauma Emergencies- 8 weeks
- Paramedic 205- Special Populations- 8 weeks
- Paramedic 300- Hospital Clinical and Field Internship- Approximately 476 hours
- Paramedic 400- Capstone Field Internship- Approximately 86 hours
The definition of satisfactorily completing a Module is maintaining >80% grades, including all summative and formative exams, quizzes, assignments, and master all CoAEMSP required skills. The student must score >80% on all summative exams. Each module is 1 credit and the student must attain all 10 credits to complete this course. Upon completion of all required course work and approval from the medical director the student may then be elligible to sit for the NREMT Paramedic exam.
Specific Policies for the Paramedic Student
PAEMS Accreditation LoR Status Report (PDF - 21.1 KB)
CoAEMSP Accreditation Glossary of Terms.pdf (PDF - 145.5 KB)
PAEMS Faculty Grievance Policy (DOCX - 16.6 KB)
Paramedic Standards (PDF - 218.3 KB)
PAEMS student progression of learning (DOCX - 13.6 KB)
Program Curriculum & Admission Guidelines (PDF - 408.8 KB)
Withdrawals-Dismissal-Refund-Appeals Process Policies (PDF - 410.2 KB)
Student Handbook (PDF - 1.9 MB)