Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare Paramedic Program

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The Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Initial accreditation was achieved in 2009 and the program was re-accredited in 2013. As of January 1, 2016, all accredited programs are required to publish outcomes data from their Annual Report for public access on the program website. The desired threshold is 70% and the outcomes reflect a 3 year average from 2013-2015.

The outcomes for Faxton St. Luke’s reflected in the 2016 Annual Report for accreditation are:

New York State Written Exam Results 89.86% Passing
NREMT Written Exam Results 75% Passing
New York State Practical Skills Exam Results 100% Passing
NREMT Practical Skills Exam Results 100% Passing
Retention 53.85% (46.15% Attrition)
Positive Job Placement 98.57% Employed

Overall, we are very happy with our current numbers. The only area in which we did not meet the threshold was in retention. Part of this is attributable to clarifying the method for reporting our enrollment numbers. With that corrected we have also taken steps to improve retention as evidenced by the 2015 graduating class which was above the threshold. Unfortunately, it takes three years for the numbers to reflect our efforts. Another footnote is to the NREMT written exam results since very few of our graduates pursue National Registry Certification and the passing rate can vary a great deal. Looking at the numbers collectively would indicate that most everyone who completes the program passes their exams and finds a job in the field.