The UW has a long-standing involvement in paramedic education, starting in 1969 when cardiologist Dr. Leonard Cobb saw a potential to save lives in the streets. The first Medic One call was on March 7, 1970.

Due in large part to our paramedic training program, King County is known as the best place in the world to have a heart attack

The University of Washington Paramedic Training Program is led by Program Director Eric Timm, BSN, RN, and Seattle Fire Department Medical Director Dr. Michael Sayre.  


This is a 10-month competency based program.The program is a physician-led didactic training experience that also features extensive patient contact on Seattle Medic One vehicles and at many Seattle area hospitals. 

Seattle Medic One


You must be employed by a regional paramedic agency, which details you to the 10-month training program.