For Immediate Release
DALLAS – The Emergency Medical Service Program at Brookhaven College has been awarded initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, CAAHEP. CAAHEP is the largest accreditor in the health sciences field, assessing and offering accreditation for 19 different health programs. The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS professions, CoAEMSP, and CAAHEP's Board of Directors recognized the program's compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards.
In addition to recognition as a high-quality program from national agencies, local students have been focusing attention on the program as well. Two dual credit students in the college’s Emergency Medical Technician Program at R.L. Turner High School , Bilal Master and Lindsey Holder, competed at the area level for Health Occupations Students of America, HOSA. The two students earned first place and will be advancing to the state competition in Austin in April. Nine EMT students also were recognized at the 2008 Annual Student Recognition Reception for R. L. Turner High School .
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