George E. Moerkirk Emergency Medicine Institute

2100 Mack Boulevard
First Floor
Allentown, PA 18103
United States

Fax
484-884-0070
General Facility Hours
Day Time slot Comment
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Apply now

 

EMI follows the National EMS Education Standards which prepares the AEMT student to take the National Registry exam. Once you have successfully completed your testing, you will receive your National Registry and PA State
AEMT certifications.

The AEMT program is held in combination of virtual classroom and in-person simulation labs of the Emergency Medicine Institute (EMI), which is located on the first floor of Lehigh Valley Health Network Mack building, 2100 Mack Blvd, Allentown, Pennsylvania. The class will run on a schedule with virtual lectures along with assigned at home learning assignments. Clinical and field rotations are held locally within our hospital network, additional hospitals that have agreements with the network, and through our EMS system partners.

The program will be held from August 22nd, 2022, thru December 17th, 2022 with the national registry practical examination date TBD. Class will be held virtually each Monday and 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening of the month from 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Required in-person days at EMI will include 5-required Saturday’s (1 a month) and 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

Selection of students for this course is highly competitive. Those with the best combination of experience, knowledge and attitude will be considered the top candidates. Extensive training includes didactic classroom lectures, workshops and labs using our human patient simulators (instructor to student ratio 1:5), clinical rotations in various medical disciplines and field experience through preceptorships with selected Advanced Life Support Ambulance services.

Requirements

  • Current Pennsylvania EMT Certification
  • At least 1-year current active EMS experience is strongly preferred
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 18 years and older
  • Successful completion of entrance examination administered at EMI
  • Entrance Exam (50 questions - NREMT EMT-B format)
  • Exceptional teamwork, attitude and an interest in people, medicine, science, and learning
  • 30 spare hours a week to devote to this intense learning experience.
  • Equipment: Electronic device for at-home learning and testing with webcam (IPAD, Laptop) and stethoscope
  • Completed 2022 Fall AEMT Program Application

Clinical rotations

Emergency Department rotations at Lehigh Valley Health Network will be scheduled. This rotation allows for education and practice in patient assessment, med administrations, I.V. starts, respiratory treatments, and airway
management.

Each student will also participate in a Respiratory Therapy round which involves shadowing a respiratory therapist at Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Any questions contact Morgan Kutz at morgan.kutz@lvhn.org or by phone 484-884-0087.

Field internships

Field internships are your chance to put your clinical practice and didactic education into action under the close supervision of experienced paramedics. For our AEMT program, it is preferable that each student utilizes their home service to obtain field hours. Accommodations can be arranged if student does not work for an ALS agency.

Cost of the program

The tuition is $1,800, which includes textbook cost with online access of $324.95. Tuition also includes registration, course materials, lab fees, computer scheduling program, textbook, shirts for class and field time, graduation and certification exam fees. The only potential additional fee would be for liability insurance, which we will try to get a group rate for the class and drug testing, which would be done before the start of clinicals. The initial National Registry examination fee is included with in the tuition.

Payment plan option: A $300 deposit will be required on acceptance of the program. Each student has the option to pay remaining class tuition in full on the first day of class OR pay $750 the first day of class (August 22nd) and then pay the remaining $750 by October 17th, 2022.

How do I apply?

You will need to complete this LVHN AEMT program application. The completed application can be emailed to Morgan Kutz at Morgan.Kutz@lvhn.org.

After submission of all the required application documents, the applicant will be contacted to schedule an entrance exam. The entrance exam consists of 50 NREMT EMT-B exam type questions. Final acceptance to the AEMT program is based on successfully passing this entrance exam.

Testing is done at EMI, 2100 Mack Blvd., First Floor, Allentown, PA. This entrance exam will be scheduled once the AEMT application has been received. Entrance exam must be scheduled and taken at EMI by July
29th, 2022.

PLEASE REMEMBER, applications must be completed and received no later than midnight July 22nd, 2022 to be considered for the 2022 class.

If accepted, a letter will be sent explaining clearances and a deposit of $300 to hold your seat in the class. This is applied to the total tuition.