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EMS Institute History

Our goal is to provide high quality, rigorous academics to produce the best EMS professional.

St. John's University Emergency Medical Service Institute is formally known as Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers (SVCMC), Brooklyn and Queens Region Emergency Medical Service Institute, we have been providing quality training since 1991. In that time, we have successfully run numerous New York State certifying Emergency Medical Technician  (EMT) programs and Emergency Medical TechnicianRefreshers.

Since 1994, we have also provided New York State Paramedic Original (EMT-P) Programs as well as Paramedic Refresher programs. We have successfully run numerous Paramedic Original Programs with many of our students going into civil service work as a paramedic or have moved to other medical disiplines.

Our program is one of three within the New York City, Nassau County and Suffolk County area to be accredited. Student loans are available thru different banking institutions for our Paramedic and EMT programs. In addition to our EMS programs, we offer American Heart Association Courses (BLS and ACLS), pediatric emergency care (PALS and NRP) and emergency trauma care courses (PHTLS) for all healthcare professionals. We are also a recognized testing center for the National Registry Association of EMT's and Paramedics and an On-site testing facility for the NYS DOH written certification exams that are held monthly.

Our AHA Community Training Center offers courses to teach all health care providers to become instructors in all American Heart Association Courses. Our continued goal is to provide the finest pre-hospital emergency care training to support the community we serve and the healthcare industry we support.