Field (Pre-Hospital) Experience
Paramedic students rotate through the pre-hospital setting to gain experience in assessing and treating patients.
- Students are scheduled with paramedic preceptors to assist with their development on a one-to-one basis.
- All of the pre-hospital skills and modalities learned in the classroom are performed in the field setting after successful attaining skill competency.
- The student paramedic's role in the field rotations gradually increases as they progress through the curriculum, beginning as BLS providers, then functioning as ALS team members. During the final semester of the program, students are expected to function as a competent, entry-level paramedic and ALS team leader with a preceptor present for supervision
The following are the advanced life support units on which students will accomplish their field experience:
Susquehanna Regional EMS
Three mobile intensive care units and three non-transport squad units providing advanced life support care to the City of Williamsport and Lycoming County.
Evangelical Community Hospital
Four mobile intensive care units and one non-transport squad unit serving Union, Snyder, and Upper Northumberland Counties.
Mount Nittany Medical Center
Two non-transport squad units serving State College, Centre County and surrounding communities.