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Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Oct. 11, 2002
UI Hospitals and Clinics' paramedic education program re-accredited
Officials of the Emergency Medical Services Learning Services at University
of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics announced today that they have received notification
that their paramedic education program will be re-accredited.
The program received its initial accreditation status from the Commission
on Accreditation for Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) in October 2000 for a
standard probationary period. Following the successful completion of the probationary
period, CAAHEP issued a reaffirmation to a Continuing Accreditation level
through January 2005. After that time, the paramedic education program will
be eligible to receive a five-year re-accreditation.
The UI program trains about 40 paramedics from across the nation annually.
Classes begin each January and July. For more information about paramedic
education opportunities, contact the Emergency Medical Services Learning Resources
Center at (319) 356-2597.
CAAHEP evaluates paramedic education programs based upon factors such as
outcome measurement, the competency of students and the experiences provided
to students in clinical and field sites.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and
UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research
programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.