Each academic year, EEMS offers an EMT course. The course is not for college credit, but it does provide students the opportunity to become certified by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT). Georgia has transitioned to the new National Scope of Practice and associated education standards. The Emory EMT Course adheres to these guidelines, and our students are trained to the levels of EMT and then AEMT.
Please visit the Georgia Office of EMS website for more information about the Georgia scope of practice and levels of licensure.
In the EMT Course, students learn life-saving patient care skills through both classroom and clinical experience. The course runs from August to April and follows the undergraduate academic calendar. In recent years, classes have been held two nights per week (Monday and Wednesday, 6-10pm) with one or two 8-hour Saturdays per month on Emory's main campus. In addition to classroom hours, the students complete dozens of clinical hours with top EMS departments and hospitals in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Upon successful completion of the course and attaining NREMT Certification, program graduates are eligible to apply for Georgia licensure.
Please note that the Emory EMT Course is only open to current Emory students and affiliates.