About Us


IHM Academy of EMS is approved by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. The IHM Academy of EMS Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).  The Paramedic Program is a consortium with partners Abbott Ambulance Inc. dba IHM Academy of EMS and Columbia Southern University. IHM Academy of EMS maintains an articulation agreement with Columbia Southern University for students seeking to transfer credits for an Associate or Bachelor’s degree.  IHM Academy of EMS is a satellite Training Center through NCTI for American Heart Association courses.

Mission Statement

IHM is dedicated to the delivery of high-quality education in the field of emergency medical services.

Our Commitment

We promise to work tirelessly to help you to achieve your goals in EMS. Our team is dedicated to providing you the best possible resources to guide you to success.

IHM Academy of EMS

Paramedic Program Outcomes

Paramedic Program Outcomes

Accredited Paramedic Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.

For 2017, the success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic Cognitive exam was 79%.

For 2017, the success rate for positive placement rate for graduates was 100%.  Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’.  Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.

For 2017, the success rate for retention rate was 71.3%

Message from the Medical Director

Dr. Bridgette Svancarek
Medical Director
We take EMS training very seriously because we know you will only be as good as the training you receive from us. We are extremely proud of the quality of training you will obtain here at IHM.

Today and Tomorrow

Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. – Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Paramedics
  • EMTs