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Starting my application for UCLA Paramedic Program

Discussion in 'EMS Talk' started by djarmpit, May 15, 2013.

  1. djarmpit

    djarmpit Member

    I'm starting my application for the january session and was wondering if anyone could offer any advice or stories regarding what they've heard or their experiences from attending this program. Thanks!
  2. luke_31

    luke_31 Member

    Location:
    Alabama
    EMS Training:
    EMT-Paramedic
    What do you want to know? It is a good solid program, you are going to be busy all through didactic. Definitely plan on having little outside life during the program in general.
  3. djarmpit

    djarmpit Member

    Any advice you feel a new student should know! I really dont know hwat to ask :wacko:
  4. slewy

    slewy Member

    Location:
    California
    EMS Training:
    EMT-Basic
    I was considering applying for the January term too. How did you do on the entrance exam?
  5. luke_31

    luke_31 Member

    Location:
    Alabama
    EMS Training:
    EMT-Paramedic
    Read the books before class starts. That way you know what questions you have. It also helps to have a good place to study all the material that you learn everyday. I haven't taken their new entrance exam but if it like the last, study your EMT book and brush up on math and english for the HOBET test. Also it helps to have taken the paramedic prep course.
  6. MunchkinMedic

    MunchkinMedic New Member

    Location:
    Victorville
    I went to Freeman/UCLA & just graduated. They gave my class the new exam as a practice, so feel free to PM me with any questions you have :)
  7. aquabear

    aquabear New Member

    Location:
    Costal California
    The January and September classes usually have the least spots for private students and the process is more competitive. I would recommend getting experience in the 911 setting and apply for the May class which traditionally has had the most spots for private students. During the admissions process for the May 2013 class they interviewed 90+ applicants for 40 seats.
  8. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic Just Like Otters!

    Location:
    Red Dirt Country
    EMS Training:
    EMT-Paramedic
    My dad did Daniel Freeman in 1990.
  9. ExpatMedic0

    ExpatMedic0 Active Member

    Location:
    Expatriate
    EMS Training:
    Critical Care Paramedic
    I was just browsing the UCLA Paramedic program website. UCLA ranks within the top 50 universities in the world, so I was surprised to find they do not offer a degree option for Paramedics? Perhaps I missed something on the website? Do you still have to take the SAT's/ACT and be accepted into UCLA before you can apply to their Paramedic program?
  10. luke_31

    luke_31 Member

    Location:
    Alabama
    EMS Training:
    EMT-Paramedic
    UCLA Paramedic program is attached to the School of Medicine but it is a loose attachment. You apply to the paramedic program seperate from the main campus. The credits for the program come from West LA community college, it's done like this to keep the cost down. When I went there it was explained that if it went through the university for everything the per unit credit cost would be really expensive and the paramedic program would cost more than it does now. Also UCLA took over the paramedic program from Daniel Freeman Hospital in the 90's and kept it as a loose affiliation with the school.

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