Accelerated, Hybrid EMT Program Structure


Thomas Jefferson EMS Council

400 Martha Jefferson Drive, Suite 100

Charlottesville, VA 22911

Asynchronous learning

Students will read 4-5 chapters per week and complete corresponding assignments online using the MyBradyLab learning management system (LMS). Additional course readings and materials will be made available on Google Drive for students to access throughout the program. Quizzes and exams (except for the final) are taken online each weekend following synchronous lab sessions. Students should expect to put in approximately 7-10 hours per week on readings and assignments for greatest success.

Synchronous learning

Students will convene weekly on Saturday afternoon for lab sessions. Each lab will correspond to material being studied asynchronously and reinforce material presented in the book and LMS. Students will work through cases and scenarios to learn and demonstrate patient care techniques. These sessions are hands-on and active participation is required by all students. In order to maintain a small student to instructor ratio (6:1), the class will be broken into four squads. The class will meet in two, three-hour blocks beginning at 10am and 2pm. 


Clinical rotations

Students will be required to complete clinical rotations with a healthcare agency with at least one rotation being completed with an EMS agency. Students must complete 10 hours and obtain 10 patient contacts throughout the program. ETS partners with the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad and the UVA Emergency Department to offer this experience to students. Clinical observations allow students to connect learning outcomes to patient care in the field. Each student will submit CHART documentation for each of their 10 patient contacts as part of the course. 

*ETS complies with Virginia Office of EMS course scheduling and declared state of emergency procedures. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there may be unexpected changes to the course schedule, clinical engagements, and/or course modality.  

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