May 31, 2022: UCLA policy requires well-fitting masks in UCLA campus and clinical facilities (including the Rehabilitation Center, West Medical Building, Center for Health Sciences, Train Station, and hospitals). Please note it is still strongly recommended that individuals wear a well-fitting mask, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor locations and/or in crowded settings. Those who are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations will continue to be required to wear a well-fitted mask in all indoor locations until further notice. Outdoor masking is optional for all.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: The University of California requires student trainees enrolled in primary certificated education programs (ie. phlebotomy, EMT, and paramedic) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including a booster dose, to access University facilities and programs. Students who cannot provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination may experience delays in clinical or field placement, extended completion times and the inability to meet course requirements for certification. Limited allowance for medical and religious exemption is reviewed with supporting documentation. Regardless of vaccination status, students may also be required to participate in periodic COVID-19 surveillance testing in accordance with UCLA and local public health guidance.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some previously scheduled on-site lectures may be delivered online in accordance with UCLA and public health guidance. Required precautions may change as the situation evolves.

NAEMT Foundation Scholarships

The NAEMT Foundation is offering scholarship opportunities to individuals interested in pursuing a career in EMS. Scholarships are available for individuals wishing to attend an EMS school or program to become certified as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) or an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Applications are accepted between March 1 and April 30.


Paramedic in training

What's the difference between an EMT and a Paramedic?

EMTs and Paramedics are the backbone of our emergency medical system. Learn more about careers in EMS.


2020-2021 Annual Report

The Center for Prehospital Care is proud to present our 2020-2021 Annual Report, detailing our activities and impact in our community and beyond.