The paramedicine program is supported by the resources of both Yale-New Haven Hospital and its campuses.
Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) is a 900-bed tertiary care medical center and Level I trauma center that includes the 201-bed Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and the 76-bed Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. The 511 bed Yale campus, formerly known as Hospital of Saint Raphaels (HSR) is a level II trauma center. Both campuses are teaching hospitals for Yale University School of Medicine and other allied health professions programs. They are licensed by the State of Connecticut and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate medical Education (ACGME).
There are additional relationships with a number of other hospitals, clinics, and patient care settings for the purpose of providing student experiences all with the same or similar accreditations and licensure. Students will have rotations at the New Haven Central Medical Communications (CMED) Agency and the Connecticut State Poison Control Center.
The program maintains close ties and contracts with a variety of EMS agencies in the immediate New Haven area and beyond for the purpose of student field internship experiences including high volume urban and suburban, transport, first response, and intercept EMS services. These services represent fire based, private, and third service agencies.
At our New Haven campus, students have the use of a library containing over 300 EMS books, over 100 videos, and 10 monthly EMS and medical journal subscriptions. In addition, we have a growing collection of computerized EMS tutorial programs of interest to students of all levels. There are computer work stations and Wi-Fi access for student use at the Willow street campus. Moreover, we have access to the libraries of Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital. For access to these resources, contact the YNHSHP faculty. The Willow Street facilities have a student lounge and kitchenette, and multiple laboratory spaces and other study spaces, when not scheduled for other programs, that are open for student use. Students are welcome to use the Willow Street facility to study or practice with non-invasive lab skills at any time we are open, including Monday through Saturday 0830 hrs to 1700 hrs and many evenings.
Often faculty is on campus and may be available ad hoc to assist with questions or additional laboratory practice time, but students should make an appointment to be sure of faculty availability.