OSU-OKC paramedicine program awarded continuing accreditation
Program recognized for substantial compliance with national standards
The paramedicine program at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City was recently awarded continuing accreditation through the year 2024.
The accreditation was confirmed by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, following a recommendation from the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
The continuing accreditation was announced in a letter to Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) President Brad Williams.
“The recent peer review … recognizes the program's substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards,” Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) president Gregory Ferenchak wrote in the notification letter to Williams.
The rigorous continuing accreditation process examined the program from top to bottom and included a self-study report and a review of all records and credentials. Additionally, CoAEMSP completed an extensive site visit in September.
This visit included a review of facilities and a slate of interviews with students, graduates, full-time and adjunct faculty, administration, support staff, business and industry partners at clinical affiliates, members of the program’s advisory board, and others.
“Because of accreditation, we have been able to raise the standard in the treatment and the care our paramedics will provide to the public when they go to work out in the field,” said Justin Hunter, OSU-OKC paramedicine program director. “More importantly, they will possess the leadership traits and professional characteristics that are required to be successful in this high-risk and high-stress profession.”
For more information about OSU-OKC’s paramedicine program, go to www.osuokc.edu/ems/paramedicine or call (405) 945-6778.
For more information: Nick Trougakos, OSU-OKC – firstname.lastname@example.org – (405) 945-9196