Paramedic Program


Apply Now for the 2024-25 Paramedic Program

The New Stony Brook Paramedic Program 

Standing on a 30-year tradition of excellence in paramedic education, the Stony Brook Paramedic Program has now evolved. Our new program meets the challenges of a 21st-century paramedic. We acknowledge the future of paramedicine is the integration of paramedicine into the healthcare system as a versatile community healthcare resource. Modern-day EMS personnel will need to be clinicians rather than technicians. Stony Brook Paramedic students will receive education surpassing the State and NREMT requirements, including advanced topics such as; ventilator strategy, advanced intubation techniques, video laryngoscopes, and medication pumps, to name a few. 

The Stony Brook Difference

Stony Brook University is a major academic research center, including Stony Brook Hospital, a level-one trauma center. These attributes afford our Stony Brook students access to amazing opportunities across the spectrum of healthcare education, including the School of Health Professions, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Social Welfare, School of Dental Medicine, Program in Public Health, and many others. 

Team Approach 

Healthcare teams that practice collaboratively enhance the delivery of person-centered care and improve patient and system outcomes. Teamwork is instilled in our paramedic students from day one. Our students will have opportunities to experience real-world interprofessional team dynamics while providing cutting-edge EMS critical care. We have adopted a student-centric approach to education and incorporated new and innovative methodologies for learning. The program minimizes the standard lecture format and integrates state-of-the-art educational methods to advance student learning.

The Adult Learner: Curriculum

Experiential learning engages students allowing them to connect better theories and knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world situations.  Our innovative student-centered curriculum leverages emerging technologies and scenario-based learning. Our program will utilize the simulation lab with advanced human patient simulators and standardized patients. Students will experience Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), which allow a student to practice and demonstrate clinical skills in standardized medical or trauma scenarios. Our program has a dedicated decommissioned ambulance to enhance the student learning experience. Stress inoculation training will be introduced as the student progresses through the program. 

Course faculty are experienced paramedics, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other allied health providers with multidisciplinary experience. 

Efficient New Program Format 

We recognize the demands on today's students. We have designed the new program with this in mind. The new program format meets only two days a week, with a few exceptions during the winter semester. The program will be hosted in the Stony Brook Health Science Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm to 9pm. The New Paramedic Program is a non-credit-bearing certificate program. The content will be delivered in modules. 

Start Date: August 27th, 2024

End Date: June 19th, 2025

Days: Tuesday & Thursday: 12pm to 9pm (with a meal break)

Please see the Tuition & Fee page for cost information

(Course Pending NYS Bureau of EMS Approval)


The Paramedic program at Stony Brook is committed to preparing high quality individuals to be effective and compassionate Paramedics in accordance with the standards established by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Stony Brook University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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The Paramedic program of Stony Brook University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

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Program Outcomes:

Outcomes Assessment
Graduation Year     2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023*
NYS Written Exam 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% -
NYS Practical Exam 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% -
NREMT Cognitive 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% -
Retention 55% 67% 30% 71% 61% 67% -
Positive Placement 100% 83% 100% 100% 100% 100% -

*The program did not admit a cohort in 2022-23, therefore there were no graduates in the reporting year.