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The clinical experiences are designed to give the student an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in a controlled setting with mentors and real patients prior to graduation and certification.

Clinical SitesTo maintain the educational focus of these experiences, no clinical or field internship time or objectives may be accomplished while fulfilling a normal staffing crew role with any employer. The completion of all clinical experiences is required for successful graduation. Clinical experiences are scheduled at various times and days at sites available in medical facilities around South Western and South Central Connecticut.

Clinical rotations are objective-based as well as hour-based. That is, the student must accomplish certain objectives even if this takes longer than the minimum time requirement stated for each clinical area. The final portion of the program is the field internship. The minimum clinical hours are 508 hours in various hospital areas and 200 hours in field internship. The minimum required hours for clinical and field internship combined are 708 hours.

Multiple Locations

Clinical sites are located across South Central and South West Regions of Connecticut. Hospital clinical rotations will be principally at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale campus formerly known as Hospital of Saint Raphaels as well as other sites in the area. Clinical and Field internship sites include a variety of busy urban and suburban locales to offer a broad-based education. 

Experiential Education

For field internship, students will also be able to experience multiple models of EMS services including: hospital-based, public utility, fire based, and third service. Students must ride with at least two types of systems and may not complete more than one half of their ride time in any one type of basing system. Upon successful completion and documentation of the entire didactic, clinical, and field portions of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMTs Paramedic Board Exam. All clinical scheduling is done through the online system.