The EMT curriculum consists of four parts. You must successfully complete all four to be eligible to take the national certifying exam (NREMT) and become licensed as an EMT.
- Didactic: Engaging lectures and interactive assignments will teach you the fundamentals of emergency medicine including the proper care and transport of sick or injured patients.
- Skills: Hands-on skills instruction in which UCLA’s clinical instructors will provide expertise in performing the specific tasks in an EMT’s scope of practice. These skills include bleeding control, airway management, splinting, taking vital signs, patient assessment, and triage.
- Exams: After completing both didactic and skills instruction, you will demonstrate competency by taking a final written exam and a final skills exam.
- Ride along shifts: During the course, you will participate in at least two 12-hour shifts with a local ambulance agency during which you will complete at least 10 patient contacts.