Emory EMS Education Program Course FAQs


2024–2025 EMS Education Program Course FAQs

When is the deadline to submit applications?

If you are applying for the Emory EMS Education Program, the application deadline is March 31, 2024, by 11:59 ET.

I am an incoming Emory freshman (Class of 2028), and I am interested in applying to the Emory EMS Education Program. Am I required to submit my application by the March 31st deadline?

Members of the Class of 2028 and newly accepted transfer students will be permitted to submit applications by August 20, 2024, by 11:59 ET. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview during the week of August 21.

How should I submit a letter of recommendation for the Emory EMS Education Program? 

The entire application, including an optional letter of recommendation, should be submitted as one (1) PDF. Please request a copy of your letter of recommendation from the individual writing your recommendation and insert it into the same PDF as your overall application. More details about application submissions can be found on page 2 of this year's application.

What is the tuition for the Emory EMS Education Program?

The tuition for the Fall 2024-Spring 2025 Emory EMS Education program is $2,100. This payment will be due in early Fall 2024 after classes start.

Are there any additional costs associated with the Emory EMS Education Program beyond tuition?

All students are required to purchase their own EMS boots and personal EMS tools (e.g., stethoscope, trauma shears, pen light, etc.). The total cost of these items typically ranges from $120-$300. Students are also responsible for any costs associated with transportation to and from clinical locations (i.e., gasoline, Ubers/Lyfts, etc.). Historically, students that rely on services like Uber/Lyft need to budget an additional $500-$700 for transportation-related costs. Education Program Staff members are mindful of these costs and will gladly work with individual students to help facilitate carpooling, whenever possible.

Is there financial aid available for the Emory EMS Education Program?

A limited number of scholarships are available for students with demonstrated financial need. If you believe you may qualify, please email us at emoryems@emory.edu.

What can I expect to learn as a student in the Emory EMS Education Program?

The Emory EMS Education Program is a two-semester long opportunity where students will learn how to become highly qualified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Advanced EMTs (AEMTs). The EMT curriculum is taught from approximately August-January and focuses on the basics of pre-hospital emergency medicine, patient assessment skills, and numerous medical procedures. In the AEMT course, students will expand on their previous training and learn how to perform a limited number of Advanced Life Support (ALS) procedures such as intravenous (IV) therapy, insertion of advanced airways, administration of additional emergency medications, and more. The AEMT curriculum is taught from approximately February-April.

Are students of the Emory Oxford Campus eligible to enroll in the Emory EMS Education Program?

Yes, however, all class functions are taught in person on the Emory Atlanta campus. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange transportation to and from the two campuses.

Am I required to have a specific major or be on a specific pre-health track to enroll in the Emory EMS Education Program?

No, the Emory EMS Education Program welcomes students of all academic disciplines.

If I already have my EMT-Basic certification, can I join the Emory EMS Education Program just for the Advanced EMT curriculum?

No. The Emory EMS Education Program is a two-semester commitment and must be completed in its entirety.

Will Emory EMS be hosting a standalone Advanced EMT (AEMT) course?

No.

I am not affiliated with Emory University. Am I able to join the Emory EMS Education Program?

The Emory EMS Education Program is only open to current Emory students (undergraduate and graduate level), faculty, and staff. 

I am an Emory undergraduate student graduating in 2024. Can I apply to the Emory EMS Education Program?

Rising Emory seniors are eligible to apply to the Emory EMS Education Program, but they will only be admitted if space allows.

If I get an EMT/AEMT certification with Emory EMS, will I be able to use it in my home state?

Upon obtaining your NREMT certification you may apply for a license in your home state. The NREMT certification is recognized in 46 states.

Can I still join the Emory EMS Education Program if I have an Emory class that conflicts partially with the EMT/AEMT course meeting times?

No. Students of the EMT/AEMT course are required to attend all scheduled classes and other course-related functions.

Whom should I contact if I have more questions?

If you have additional questions after reading this page, the application(s), and the timeline document on our website, please send us an email or call our office at 404.727.0180 and someone from Command Staff will be in touch with you.