Paramedic Program


The Paramedic Program began in 1980 on the Medical College of Virginia campus (MCV) of VCU under the Medical Direction of Dr. Kimball Maull, then the director of emergency medical services and trauma for MCV Hospitals. The program initially began as an outreach program in the Department of Surgery/Trauma Program to provide Paramedic education to the largely volunteer EMS community in the central Virginia region. The program was the first paramedic program in the central Virginia region and the first program in the Commonwealth affiliated with an academic medical center and Level I trauma center. The program began as a two-phase program with the first phase culminating in Virginia EMT-Cardiac and the second phase resulted in the student’s eligibility to sit for the National Registry EMT-Paramedic examination. Over the past thirty years, more than 1000 students have completed the VCU program.

The VCU Paramedic Class of 1981

Program Accreditation:

Virginia Commonwealth University is nationally accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges located at 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 (404) 679-4501 or  The VCU Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Fax: 214-703-8992

As part of our annual report we submit data in regards to the program's National Registry's Cognitive and Psychomotor Test Results. This annual report is based on outcomes for 2020 enrollment:

National Registry Cognitive Pass rate is 92.9%
Retention Rate for the Period is 74%
Positive Placement is 96.5%


Contact Details

  • Center Location: 1200 E. Broad Street, West Hospital

    Basement, North Wing, Richmond, VA 23298

  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 980044
    Richmond, VA 23298-0044

  • Phone: (804) 828-4204   FAX: (804) 828-0025

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