Paramedic Program

Answer the call.

The UCLA Paramedic Education Program has the distinction of being among the first, the largest, and the best Paramedic programs in the world. As a graduate of the UCLA Paramedic program, you will join an elite team of medical professionals saving lives and defining excellence in our field. The goal of the UCLA Paramedic Education Program is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

Get your dream job

91% of our graduates are employed as paramedics within 6 months of graduation*.

Be the best

93% of our students pass the National Registry paramedic written exam on their first try -- and 99% ultimately pass. 100% of our students pass the National Registry skills exam. Of the students starting our program, 81% graduate.

Meet your match

Our motto is "matching energy with energy": We will match you step for step with dedication to your success. We provide resources like instructor-led tutoring, and before- and after-class access to the building and equipment for study sessions, skills practice, and research.

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Join our history of excellence

We are the home of the former Daniel Freeman Program, the first nationally-accredited Paramedic program. Come find your place in EMS history.

Learn from the best

You will learn from some of the most internationally-renowned faculty in our field, including Baxter Larmon and Heather Davis. Many of our faculty are also active researchers in EMS and EMS education: We don't just teach knowledge, we create it.

* The statistics on this page are an average of the last three years.