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November 30, 2010
UMBC Emergency Health Services Program Ranked Top 5 “Best Buy”
Communications Manager, Social Sciences
Office of Institutional Advancement
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Through emergency healthcare, the larger healthcare system reaches out to people experiencing unforeseen medical emergencies. Offering the nation’s first EHS master’s, the UMBC program was created to prepare EHS professionals for leadership roles in the field. Students range from healthcare providers, researchers and educators to policymakers and administrators. The program offers them experience with planning, research, development and organizational operations.
Students can select from tracks in (1) administration, planning and policy; (2) education, in cooperation with UMBC’s Instructional Systems Development program; and (3) preventative medicine and epidemiology. The first two tracks can be completed entirely online; on-site students can also take courses through public policy, sociology/anthropology and nursing, as well as the UMB Preventive Medicine Department. An Emergency Management graduate certificate is available as well.
UMBC’s EHS master’s program is also the nation’s largest. Students have an opportunity to share faculty, resources and projects – and even to intern – with the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, University of Maryland School of Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine, and its National Study Center for Trauma and EMS. Students also have close access to DC-based federal agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Department of Health and Human Services.
Posted by dwinnick at November 30, 2010 11:50 AM