The SUNY Cobleskill Paramedic Program is the proud recipient of a positive assessment from the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Serves Professions (CoAEMSP). Evaluating the Program as part of a continuing accreditation process, the CoAEMSP site visit team cited several strengths in their unofficial summary report; a recent upgrade to space providing for an excellent learning environment for lab and didactic learning, a program director and faculty who are responsive to feedback and QI initiatives, an actively involved medical director and strong faculty and administrative support.

“I am proud that our program is commonly recognized as one of the best in the State,” said Howard E. Huth, III, Director of the SUNY Cobleskill Paramedic Program. “We welcomed the site visit team from CoAEMSP with open arms and truly appreciate their extensive and thorough peer evaluation over the course of these two days. We strive to run a professional and student-centered program that exemplifies our college philosophy of, ‘Real Life. Real Learning.’ Although we understand that the site visit team report was unofficial at the time of their visit, we were very pleased to hear that peers from our accreditation agency thought well of our program. ”

CoAEMSP is a national agency that serves as a delegate of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). CAAHEP is the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field. In collaboration with its Committees on Accreditation, CAAHEP reviews and accredits over 2000 educational programs in twenty-eight (28) health science occupations.

The SUNY Cobleskill Paramedic Program expects official word on reaccreditation later this year after processing by CoAEMSP and CAAHEP is complete.

The SUNY Cobleskill Paramedic Program is an official New York State Department of Health Bureau of EMS Course Sponsorship and an American Heart Association Training Site that delivers Paramedic, EMT-CC, AEMT and EMT education, and also presents an annual EMS Symposium every January. For more information about their offerings, contact them at 518-255-5EMS (5367) or paramedic@cobleskill.edu.

*Photo Caption – Paramedic students from the SUNY Cobleskill Paramedic Program practice alternate intubation techniques in the Paramedic Simulation Center this semester.