Paramedic Program Success Rates

In Medstar’s Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program, you will learn how to take over the care of victims of sudden illness or accident from first responders on the scene and obtain the skills and knowledge necessary to staff sophisticated Advanced Life Support Units. The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program prepares you to take the National Registry Examination.

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2020.

The pass rate indicates success on the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam. The CoAEMSP defines positive placement as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing their education and/or serving in the military. Positive placement is measured at the completion of the program. 

Class Graduating Retention Pass Rate Work Placement (New)
2020 78% 78% 82%
2019 80% 90% NA
2018 52% 100% NA
2017 70% 89% NA