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GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences Launches Online Bachelor’s Degree Program in Emergency Health Services

WASHINGTON (Nov. 18, 2013) — The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Emergency Health Services program is now taking applications for the spring 2014 semester for the bachelor’s degree in Emergency Health Services Management. The online program focuses on management competencies and is aligned with the competencies developed by the National EMS Management Association and the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education program.

Through the bachelor’s degree program, students will:

  • Develop interdisciplinary management and leadership skills necessary to manage administrative-level responsibilities within a local, regional, state, or federal EMS agency.
  • Acquire the necessary tools and skills to assume the roles and responsibilities within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Leverage regulatory guidelines, organizational strategies, and resources when providing emergency health services within a community or special population.
  • Analyze processes and evaluation practices to support an emergency medical services (EMS) culture of safety.
  • Build a broad foundation from which to assess and respond to trends in emergency health services and health sciences.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written communication skills necessary to perform as a professional within the field of emergency health services and to progress to graduate-level work.

“It’s an exciting time to be in GW’s Emergency Health Services Management Program. Our faculty members are renowned leaders in the field of Emergency Health Services who are dedicated to training the next generation of caregivers,” said Attila Hertelendy, Ph.D., director of the Emergency Health Services Program.

Applications for the spring 2014 Bachelor’s Degree Program may be submitted at


About the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences:

Founded in 1825, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) was the first medical school in the nation’s capital and is the 11th oldest in the country. Working together in our nation’s capital, with integrity and resolve, the GW SMHS is committed to improving the health and well-being of our local, national and global communities.