Quality vs Quantity
Faster Is Not Always Better
The allure of accelerated programs is exciting. Many students look to finish school as quickly as possible in order to start a new job or a new career. You have bills to pay. You don’t want to sit in another class for an entire semester. You can’t stand your current job. I get it.
But is it the right choice?
Just because you CAN attend an EMT class over 3 or 4 weeks, doesn’t necessarily mean that you SHOULD. When the educational standards are increasing by the day, it is more important than ever to be a competent and safe healthcare provider.
Would you want a doctor to take care of you that finished medical school in 1 year?
Invest in yourself and your future by not rushing through school. If you don’t have a strong background in medical terminology and anatomy & physiology, then you should really consider a longer program to give you the time you’ll need to succeed.
6 years ago we extended our EMT Program from 9 weeks to 12 weeks and saw a dramatic spike up in student retention, competency, and overall satisfaction. If your accelerated class starts with 24 students and ends with 4, there’s a BIG problem.