Paramedic Program Accredited By

Commission on Accreditation
of Allied Health Education Programs
Committee on Accreditation
of Educational Programs for the
Emergency Medical Services Professions

Testimonials

"NMETC's class is not decent, it’s exceptional! Without the flexibility of the online program, there was no way I could have reached my dream of becoming a paramedic."

New Hampshire – Mary Kerr – NREMT-P
For All Those Considering NMETC, Here Is My Experience

I almost didn't take my paramedic training through NMETC because so many coworkers were telling me it was impossible to have a decent online paramedic program. I'm so glad I didn't listen to them! NMETC's class is not decent, it's exceptional! Without the flexibility of the online program, there was no way I could have reached my dream of becoming a paramedic. I had so many life challenges arrise during the program which would have made any traditional program impossible for me to complete: two high risk pregnancies, hospitilizations, surgeries, and the list goes on. NMETC works with you. They make your dream a reality. I went into both registry tests so nervous this week, and they were both a breeze. The proctor in my static/dynamic cardiology stations was impressed and wanted to know where I went to school. NMETC! Paramedic school is not a walk in the park at all, it takes alot of work, but if you are willing to do your part, you won't find a staff that is more about their students. Thank you NMETC staff for everything you do!

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"The program proved to be an answer to my prayers. From day one, it was an environment of learning, an environment of complimenting us on our strengths, and providing the means for us to improve upon our weaknesses."

New York – Scott Kitograd – EMT-P
I Would, And Do, Recommend This Program To Everyone!

Thank you so much for having the vision and courage to create an online paramedic program. Like most, I’m sure, I had a childhood dream of becoming a paramedic, but after entering the field, became stuck at the EMT level. I live on the west coast where the pay is low and most fire jobs require you to be a paramedic. After eight years in the 911 system as an EMT, I sat myself down one day and decided to give up on that dream. Having five kids, a mortgage, and other responsibilities kept me from being able to attend a traditional program as I could never take off work for a year or more. In addition, the programs in my area have a very low pass rate, there is hoop after hoop to jump through to get into the program, and for those who are fortunate enough to receive one of the “coveted spots”, you enter a learning environment more suited to exposing your ignorance than building up your skill base. The program proved to be an answer to my prayers. From day one, it was an environment of learning, an environment of complimenting us on our strengths, and providing the means for us to improve upon our weaknesses. The online format was perfect! It was no different than a traditional classroom in that you could interact with both the instructors and fellow students. One great exception to a traditional format was the luxury of being able to watch the recordings if you missed something while taking notes or were unable to view the entire class the night it was offered…a huge bonus! That really helped me in my studies. I would, and do, recommend this program to everyone! You have prepared me to go out on the streets and take care of patients in a way that I don’t feel any other program could accomplish. You and your staff’s dedication to EMS, and students of EMS, truly set you apart from the rest. Thank you for helping me reach my goals and making my dream of becoming a Paramedic come true!

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"I wanted to thank you again for the amazing, online, distance paramedic program that you have put together. I would have never been able to move forward from my intermediate with a full time job and family."

Maine – Ed – NREMT-P
Interactive Classroom Was Just Like A Real Classroom

I wanted to thank you again for the amazing, online, distance paramedic program that you have put together. I would have never been able to move forward from my intermediate with a full time job and family. The online program was outstanding! I must say, the interactive classroom was just like a real classroom, and a great learning environment. Your organization and presentation of material consistently challenges the students to think in-depth about how to best understand the workings of the body’s systems, disease processes, and EMS care. For those students who may be challenged by life’s other commitments, the online program is a great option. I myself live almost 2 hours from the closest paramedic program, and without the online capability offered by this program, it never would have happened. I can’t thank you, and the group of instructors you put together, enough. This was an amazing program, and I’m proud to be an alumni. Keep up the good work, and look for some of my colleagues and friends to be in your upcoming programs! Thanks again!

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"I highly recommend NMETC's paramedic program to anyone looking to advance their knowledge of medicine and further their careers in the Emergency Medical Services."

Massachusetts – Curtis S. Furtado – EMT-P
I Honestly Feel That I Could Not Have Had A Better Learning Experience

I enrolled in the paramedic program with two primary reasons in mind. The first entailed an absolute love of my job as a Basic EMT and wanting to further my career in EMS. The second reason involved my ultimately aspiration to a career as an emergency room physician, and I wanted an abundance of relevant medical experience prior to entering medical school. The paramedic program I participated in allowed me to fulfill both of these goals, proving a confident entrance into paramedicine, as well as affording me a wealth of knowledge and experience that I will carry with me wherever medicine takes me in the future. The lead in structor Brad Newbury's teaching methods provide students with both the medical knowledge and practical skills needed to be successful paramedics. He challenges his students with questions and requires active participation in his lectures and practical teachings. Brad was surrounded  with competent and qualified instructors and personnel who bring the medical field to life with a wealth of past experiences, as well as insightful information on what will be expected from us after the class concludes. They made it clear that learning and growth in medicine is an ongoing experience, and needs to be continued throughout the EMS professional’s career. I honestly feel that I could not have had a better learning experience than that which was provided to me by Brad and his staff, and I would not hesitate for a second to continue to be involved with, and attend, any program that Brad is affiliated with.

Though I did not participate in the online program, the majority of the tests, quizzes, and homework assignments required for my program were internet-based. As a full time college student, working part time and enrolled in the paramedic program, the online assignments allowed me to complete work when studying was convenient for me. In addition, the online database of previously taken quizzes, homework assignments, and tests provide a valuable study tool when preparing for the in-class midterm and final, as well as the State Written Exam.

I highly recommend NMETC's paramedic program to anyone looking to advance their knowledge of medicine and further their careers in the Emergency Medical Services. As a former graduate of Brad’s, I can personally testify to the medical knowledge and practical skills that students emerging from his instruction possess. I am currently working as a paramedic for a company which provides both interfacility Advanced Life Support transportation, as well as 911 backup, for two major cities in Southeastern Massachusetts. I function as the sole ALS provider on the truck, and routinely work with Basic EMT partners. Being the sole paramedic, all the medical decisions regarding patient care falls on my experience and the knowledge I have gained through my education. When I graduated I was both confident in my decision-making processes, as well as in my ability to recognize and effectively treat any major medical condition that is presented to me in the field.

The instructors made it clear  that the EMS field is based on human interaction. During the program, I not only learned the skills needed to be a competent paramedic, but about patient interaction and how to communicate with patient’s families. I use this special, and often neglected, set of skills on a daily basis, and credit my positive and caring attitude to the example and teachings that Brad and his instructors provides to his students throughout his programs.

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"It was an honor to be a part of your program. I would not be a licensed paramedic if it were not for NMETC."

Dave Weber – WEMT-P, NREMT-P
I Would Not Be a Licensed Paramedic If It Were Not for NMETC

Hey there Brad, Kim, and the rest of the NMETC family

Having a moment to reflect (without a static cardiology or a medical assessment station to fill my day), I was moved to write. 

It was an honor to be a part of your program.  I would not be a licensed paramedic if it were not for NMETC.  Last summer, when I first heard of NMETC, I had begun to loose my motivation for becoming a paramedic.  It had been ten long years since leaving medical school and after dabbling in three other horrific distance medic programs, I thought that my prehospital medical education was going to be forced to cease at the intermediate level.

Thankfully NMETC was there.  From my first conversation with Brad to my last goodbye hugs with the Newbury family, this journey has been a dream fulfilled.  After completion of the practical skills week following the intensive didactic online component of the course, I can honestly say that this is the greatest educational experience I have ever been a part of.

Thank you for making online paramedic education a terrific reality.  I look forward to keeping in touch with all of you. 

Be well

David Weber, WEMT-P, NREMT-P 

Mountaineering Ranger - Denali National Park
Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine

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"I can now say, having immersed myself in the program completely, NMETC's model is the future of optimal healthcare education delivery models."

Maine – Gabe Gunning – WEMT
Extremely Satisfied

When first hearing about NMETC's Paramedic program, I was initially quite skeptical, as I had been looking for an appropriate paramedic school option for a few years without success.  However, I strove to keep an open mind and explore the opportunities the program offered. I can now say, having immersed myself in the program completely, NMETC's model is the future of optimal healthcare education delivery models.

The focused and intense didactic portion of the course was made user friendly by enabling the student to study in a familiar setting. The practicum was ideal insomuch as it was a precisely focused, directed, and high intensity program working on skills for paramedic practice with an incredible 3:1 ratio of students to instructors.  The clinical portion of the course was unsurpassed as the clinical hospital and ride time options allowed for a variety of choices utilizing local and regional options.

Additionally, NMETC's cadre of educators allow for an open, engaging and relaxed yet intense learning environment at the learning center.  When you join a National Medical paramedic course, you also join a wonderful family spread throughout the international community.

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"Without your program, there is no way I could have achieved this milestone while still working full time."

Washington – Greg Waters – NREMT-P
Wow, What a Ride!

Brad, Kim and all the staff at NMETC,

I just wanted to take a second and reflect back on my entire experience with your Paramedic Program at NMETC.  Wow, what a ride! Now that I have successfully completed the entire program and the National Registry testing, along with all of my state’s licensure requirements, I can say with the utmost confidence that your program far exceeded my expectations.  Without your program, there is no way I could have achieved this milestone while still working full time.  I am currently up and running as a Paramedic for my Fire District.  Though great for me personally, it is even better for the people of my community, as up to this point, we were only able to offer BLS services with the closest Medic Unit twenty to thirty minutes away on a good day.

Like I am sure you have heard from countless others, I was quite skeptical that such an intense program could be effectively presented in an on-line format.  From the beginning, I was constantly being questioned by other Medics as well as other members of the EMS community.  I think the problem lies with the misconception often times associated with other “on-line” learning opportunities, specifically, a “work at your own pace, whenever you feel like, guaranteed to pass if you pay your money” kind of thing. Nothing could be further from the truth.  I had several Paramedics actually “sit in” on some of my classes and they instantly changed their tune.  They saw there is absolutely no difference attending one of your class’s verses attending a traditional classroom setting other than the ability to do it without taking off work or fighting through traffic.  They were amazed at the technology utilized and the quality of your instructors.  They didn’t realize you actually have to attend class and interact live with the instructor and other students as you go.  I also shared my experiences with other Firefigher/EMT’s who were desperately searching for a way to get their Paramedic credentials.  As you know, these four guys are currently nearing the finish line of the didactic portion of your program and will be heading out to “Skills Bootcamp” next month.  They are thrilled with the program as well, and our anxiously awaiting the chance to start the second and third legs of their huge triathlon—those being the clinical and field internship portions.  

I would be more than happy to share my experiences with anyone who wants a student’s perspective—please feel free to give them my cell number.  Beware though, as I will shoot straight with them and let them know if they are looking for a “cake-walk”, this is not the program for them.  This is an intense and time-consuming process.  They need to have a burning, all-encompassing passion about becoming a Paramedic and be willing to dedicate themselves to this endeavor wholeheartedly. The program works if they do!  

It has been a great ride and I thank you.  I have formed life long friendships with people from around the world.  I think with one phone call, I could get a job as a Paramedic in Germany, Australia, Ireland, Barbados, or even The Caymans—(which after the spring we have had here this year, I am seriously thinking about).  I can’t thank you enough for your vision, your dedication, and most importantly, your mentorship.    

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"The instructor/coordinator, is one of the finest teachers I have ever had. He uses intellectual modeling, experience of self and others, and visual aids of all sorts to make the intangible…tangible."

New York – SK – EMT-P
The Program Itself Exceeded My Expectations in Every Way

I was interested in completing my education to the paramedic level, but the problem was that I have a full time day job and a family of 5. Every other conventional paramedic program I came across conflicted with these things, but I was determined to find a way to accomplish my goal. It was at that point that I came across a one-of-a-kind, hybrid program that presented the didactic program online, the labs at their campus, and later in my home town, the clinical and field rotations. I thought I was hallucinating. I read the program description 4 times! I had finally found what I was looking for.

The program itself exceeded my expectations in every way. If you are looking for a high quality paramedic program that: respects your schedule and intelligence,enables you to keep your job.,Then this program is what you’ve been looking for! 

This program goes above and beyond the common program with distinctively designed learning resources that are both exceptional and novel. I did my research and discovered that this program goes well beyond conventional programs and will definitely exceed your expectations.

The instructor/coordinator, is one of the finest teachers I have ever had. He uses intellectual modeling, experience of self and others, and visual aids of all sorts to make the intangible…tangible. While obtaining my BS degree, I recall many professors teaching out of the book to complete their curriculum responsibility, but Mr. Newbury has the curriculum in his blood! If you are reading this, then you too have found what you were looking for. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

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Student Testimonials

  • The program proved to be an answer to my prayers. From day one, it was an environment of learning, an environment of complimenting us on our strengths, and providing the means for us to improve upon our weaknesses.

  • I highly recommend NMETC's paramedic program to anyone looking to advance their knowledge of medicine and further their careers in the Emergency Medical Services.

  • NMETC's class is not decent, it’s exceptional! Without the flexibility of the online program, there was no way I could have reached my dream of becoming a paramedic.

Paramedic Program Accredited By

Commission on Accreditation
of Allied Health Education Programs
Committee on Accreditation
of Educational Programs for the
Emergency Medical Services Professions