Consistent with the department's educational mission, the Section of Emergency Medical Services participates in a wide variety of EMS training programs. Medical directors and physician faculty provide oversight for several local paramedic programs. Resident physicians and medical students are encouraged to participate in lectures, didactic programs, and case conferences whenever possible. Educational opportunities include:
Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program (CCEMTP)
The Department of Emergency Medicine provides medical oversight and curriculum review for the nationally recognized CCEMTP course. Residents and students can instruct veteran prehospital providers on topics such as airway management, capnography, and invasive hemodynamic monitoring. The CCEMTP program is conducted annually on the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus. The course also includes skills and cadaver based labs.
Contact: Billy Dewar, Administrator
Department of Professional and Continuing Education, UMBC Emergency Health Services
Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Program in Paramedicine
CCBC offers instruction to students seeking to obtain certification as an emergency medical technician or paramedic. The paramedic program is a two year course that concludes with a certificate or associates degree in emergency medical services. The Department provides medical direction for the CCBC program, and residents are encouraged to participate in case studies, lectures, and simulation based instruction
Baltimore City Fire Department Paramedic Refresher Program
The BCFD is credentialed by MIEMSS to provide continuing education for its advanced life support providers. The refresher program encompasses several weeks of ongoing didactic and experiential education. Opportunities for lecture or skills based instruction are provided. The BCFD currently employs over 1500 providers, and several hundred function at the advanced life support (paramedic) or intermediate (EMT-I) level.
Other educational affiliations and educational opportunities include:
-The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center EMS Educational Webcast
-Montgomery County Fire Department EMS Training Academy
-Howard County Department of Fire Rescue Services EMS Training Academy
-Howard Community College
Contact Dr. Ben Lawner for further details and information