Emergency Medical Services Learning Resources Center

Educating Iowa's Lifesavers for 45 years

EMS Education with the UIHC Difference

Consider the resources available through the University of Iowa Health Care’s emergency medical services programs. You’ll learn from physicians, nurses, and experienced EMS personnel who are part of Iowa’s only academic medical center. Our small-group approach, advanced learning laboratories, hands-on and clinical experience opportunities make the EMSLRC a leader in providing education for EMS students. The EMSLRC has been educating EMS providers for 45 years.

The UIHC EMSLRC Difference

  • The EMSLRC is one of Iowa’s first EMS education programs.
  • The state’s only EMS education program located in an academic medical center with a Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center, burn center, and comprehensive stroke center.
  • Iowa’s only program with faculty from an academic emergency medicine department and an accredited EMS fellowship program.
  • EMSLRC students graduate ready to enter the field and are sought after by EMS providers throughout Iowa and the region
  • Pass rates on the National Registry certification exams are consistently above state and national averages.

An Exceptional Educational Experience

Our EMS students learn their skills in an environment that provides realistic exposure to the practice of prehospital emergency medicine. In addition to modern skills trainers and high-fidelity simulation manikins, you will also learn in the ambulance environment using our Sim Squad, an ambulance outfitted for teaching mobile emergency care. EMSLRC EMS students work with in-hospital and field professionals throughout Iowa during their clinical and field experiences.

Programmatic Accreditation

The University of Iowa Health Care EMSLRC is approved by the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Emergency Medical and Trauma Services as an authorized EMS training program.

The University of Iowa Health Care EMSLRC Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics EMSLRC is an American Heart Association Training Center in the disciplines of Heartsaver, Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (IA-05137).