Clinical and field externship sites are continually monitored and evaluated, with Program staff validating the volume, variety, and quality of experiences. OHSU is a large clinical and research facility, with various resources available to paramedic students. As a teaching hospital, they are affiliated with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and other area medical centers.
The OHSU / Oregon Tech Program utilizes a vast network of EMS and emergency medicine physicians to ensure that the highest quality of education is being delivered. Routinely, some materials delivered in class are cutting edge, not yet published in Paramedic textbooks. The majority of our lecturers are clinical specialists in their areas, and include many practicing paramedics, emergency nurses, attending physicians, residents, and fellows.
The Program employs a Medical Director to serve as our medical conscious. He reviews all exams, frequently interacts with students, and participates in quality assurance / improvement activities. His longstanding reputation in Emergency Medicine, and involvement in local EMS operations contribute to the overall strength of the program.