A. Admission Requirement
Student must be employed by an EMS agency or Fire Department, and be selected for the Paramedic Training Program by that agency.
B. Advising, Counseling and Mentoring,
A strategic plan is in place to advise future candidates wishing to pursue this degree pathway. By approaching people early in their decision making process, we are able to counsel and advise them in the selection of their academic preparatory coursework. The Director and/or the Assistant Director of the program will have responsibility for, or will train and assign other program faculty/staff to make presentations at regional Health Career Fairs; plan, advertise and present information sessions for potential applicants; visit regional Fire Departments and Public Health Districts to speak about preparation for the degree program or speak to local community groups who may provide scholarships for deserving applicants.
In addition, the Paramedic Training staff will identify and mentor individuals over time and assist them in developing an educational plan that will keep them on a track to enter the program with the proper degree requirements. We will assist them in locating courses at their local community colleges that would provide the correct transfer credit needed to be eligible for admission to the degree pathway.
Paramedic Training enjoys a naturally diverse student body by virtue of the fact that candidates are pre-selected by the agencies that send them to this facility for training. The paramedic providers in this region are fire and EMS based agencies that are required to follow local and federal regulations with regard to hiring practices. As a result of equal opportunity employers, the student population is without bias or discrimination with regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or religion.
Due to state mandated hiring practices, we would expect to continue training a fairly broad, consistent, and ethnically diverse group of students each year. Through our counseling, advising and mentorship we will continue to identify, encourage and advise all candidates in their preparation to be admissible to our program.
D. Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action
Paramedic Training is compliant with the University of Washington’s Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action policy and governing laws; PMT “Prohibits discrimination or harassment against a member of the University community because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.” Click her for additional information- https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/PO/EO31.html
E. Financial Aid & Scholarship
It costs roughly $25,000 to train one paramedic student in our program. But the cost to the student is zero dollars. Unlike other programs where the student pays their own tuition, students' tuition for this program is paid in full by the Medic One Foundation. Students need only cover their own personal expenses (housing, food, etc.). Some agencies assist with some of these costs. The ability of students to focus solely on the material without the distraction of student debt at the end of the program is a truly unique gift provided by generous donors who give to the Medic One Foundation.
F. Policy on Advanced Placement
The University of Washington/Harborview Paramedic Program does not offer advanced placement.
G. Policy on Transfer of Credits
The University of Washington/Harborview Paramedic Program does not accept transfer of credits to our program from other paramedic education programs.
H. Credits for Experiential Learning
The University of Washington/Harborview Paramedic Program does not offer credits for experiential learning