Interested in getting a jumpstart on your health career? Learn how to respond during medical emergencies including how to assess and treat cardiac and respiratory arrest, strokes, diabetic emergencies, musculoskeletal injuries, traumatic injuries, burns, emergency child birth, as well as legal and ethical considerations in healthcare by becoming a licensed Emergency Medical Technician. Taking the course through Illini Emergency Medical Services
(IEMS), a Registered Student Organization on campus, will prepare you to take the National Registry examination and upon passing, you will be licensed to practice in the State of Illinois. 90% of students who take the course with IEMS pass the National Registry examination on their first attempt, compared to 70% of students across the State of Illinois. Students have gone on to use their license to achieve experience in the healthcare field by volunteering with agencies such as IEMS and working for ambulance services and hospitals.
Class will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7:00 – 10:00 pm (location TBA). There will be four practical sessions held throughout the semester on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from approximately 6:00 – 10:00 pm. The course is now being offered in a new hybrid version, and students will be expected to complete lectures and homework assignments out of class. The course fee is $450 and will be charged to your student account upon acceptance into the class.
For more details and to apply, visit the IEMS website (illiniems.org) and access the application under the documents tab. Applications are due by 5:30 PM on Reading Day (Thursday, December 10th) to the IEMS office (office #258 in the Illini Union). Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.