You’ll receive an ideal combination of in-class and hands-on paramedic education, with classroom instruction reinforced during simulated training using Fanshawe's own ambulance and involvement with local emergency service providers. The curriculum will have you dig deep into the study of anatomy, crisis prevention, patient care and ambulance operations. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop strategies to help promote your personal health and well-being in a career that is physically and mentally challenging. The practice of paramedicine requires a high degree of knowledge, competence, responsibility and accountability, as well as empathy, caring and compassion. Graduates will have demonstrated that they are skilled and knowledgeable clinicians, with sound clinical reasoning and judgment in assessing, managing and transporting patients. They will have proven that their clinical decisions are supported by best clinical practice with the ongoing examination, evaluation and interpretation of research evidence. You'll also participate in a full-time internship with a practicing paramedic in the final semester. Fanshawe's Paramedic program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Medical Association and is currently the only one of its kind in Ontario to be recognized by the Canadian Armed Forces. Graduates of this program are eligible to write Ontario's Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (AEMCA) certification exam. Upon successful completion of this exam, graduates will be qualified for base hospital certification and employment as a paramedic in the province of Ontario.