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What's the Evidence (that Medical Directors are Fulfilling their Responsibilities)?
Standard III.B.2.a addresses Medical Director Responsibilities. Programs will want to be sure they know how to demonstrate that the Medical Director is fulfilling each of the responsibilities stated in the Standard (see below). Listed below are some of the pieces of evidence the program will be asked to provide to demonstrate compliance with this Standard:

  • Sponsor’s official job description which includes the required qualifications and position functions for the program Medical Director
  • Completed CoAEMSP Medical Director Responsibilities Form available here.
  • Program’s Advisory Committee meeting minutes
  • Completed Terminal Competency Form for three (3) recent graduates available here.
  • Most recently completed CoAEMSP Resource Assessment Matrix (RAM) specifically row #10 (Physician Interaction). The CoAEMSP Resource Assessment Matrix (RAM) is available here.

Standard III.B.2.a. Resources - Medical Director Responsibilities
The Medical Director of the Paramedic educational program is responsible for medical oversight of the program, including:

  1. reviewing and approving of the educational content of the program curriculum for appropriateness, medical accuracy, and reflection of current evidence-informed pre-hospital or emergency care practice,
  2. reviewing and approving the required minimum numbers for each of the required patient contacts and procedures listed in these Standards,
  3. reviewing and approving the instruments and processes used to evaluate students in didactic, laboratory, clinical, and field internship,
  4. reviewing the progress of each student throughout the program, and assist in the determination of appropriate corrective measures, when necessary,
  5. ensuring the competence of each graduate of the program in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains,  
  6. engaging in cooperative involvement with the program director,
  7. ensuring the effectiveness and quality of any Medical Director responsibilities delegated to another qualified physician,
  8. ensuring educational interaction of physicians with students.
New Tools Available for Your Self-Study Report

Two new tools were recently added to the Resource Library that will better assist with planning for and writing your program’s self-study report:

NEW Getting Started - An Accreditation Action Plan
Often the hardest part of any project is organizing a plan to get started. This action plan breaks the activities into phases and identifies the activity and associated resource, such as the location on the CoAEMSP website that will provide the necessary information. Find it here.

NEW Documents for Self-Study Report
All in a single location, this is a list of documents you will need to submit along with the completed Self-Study Report. Find it here.


The resources contained here are invaluable in helping you gain and maintain accreditation. Be efficient, minimize frustrations, and avoid reinventing the wheel! Access the Resource Library here.

When newer educators ask, "Where do I begin?" we encourage them to bookmark or save these four important resources:

  1. CAAHEP Standards & Guidelines for the EMS Professions found here.
  2. CoAEMSP Interpretations of the CAAHEP Standards found here.
  3. CoAEMSP Policies and Procedures found here.
  4. CoAEMSP Resource Library found here.
Save Time with Surveys on SurveyMonkey

If you have a paid subscription to SurveyMonkey, you can save time by accessing copies of surveys needed as part of the accreditation process.

This includes the Student, Program Personnel, Graduate, and Employer Surveys. Email the username for the paid SurveyMonkey account to Jennifer at jennifer@coaemp.org to gain access to these surveys.
You Could Win a Free Airline Ticket to ACCREDITCON 2020

When you register early for ACCREDITCON, you will be automatically entered into the Complimentary American Airlines Ticket Raffle!*

The drawing will take place February 8, 2020 for all guests who have registered and paid by the January 31, 2020 Early deadline .

Register now and you'll be set to benefit from the outstanding resources ACCREDITCON provides to help you achieve accreditation success.

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Only a few days remain for early registration savings. Reserve your spot now, and begin planning to make the most of this one-of-akind collaborative.

ACCREDITCON is designed to help you:

  • improve the administration of your Paramedic program & Paramedic education
  • avoid costly & time-consuming mistakes
  • eliminate frustrating roadblocks
  • learn best practices
  • access the resources you need for gaining and maintaining accreditation of your Paramedic education program
Congratulations to these educators who earned an advanced degree:

Alycia Brantz-Miller, MS, NRP, Program Director at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, earned the Masers of Science degree from Fort Hays State University, conferred on December 13, 2019.

Scott Gann, MS, NRP, Program Director at Southeast Arkansas College, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, earned the Masters of Science degree from Arkansas State University, conferred on December 21, 2019.

Rusty Gilpin, MEd, NRP, Program Director at Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Shawnee, Oklahoma, earned the Masters of Education degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, conferred on December 14, 2019.
For a current list of LoR and accredited programs, visit www.caahep.org.
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