Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division
Paramedic Field Internships
A field internship is required as part of a Paramedic course.
A field internship must provide a student the opportunity to demonstrate the integration of didactic, psychomotor skills, and clinical education necessary to perform the duties of an entry-level paramedic.
The student must successfully demonstrate a skill in the classroom lab or hospital clinical setting before that skill is performed and evaluated in a field internship.
During a field internship a student must participate in providing care in at least 40 EMS or AMBULANCE CALLS with no less than eight each in cardiac, respiratory, general medical, and trauma emergencies, and with at least 30 of the calls being AMBULANCE CALLS. All EMS and AMBULANCE CALLS shall be under the direct visual supervision of a preceptor. In order for a call to be accepted, the preceptor must document and verify satisfactory student performance, including application of specific assessment and treatment skills required of a licensed Paramedic.
A student participating in an internship shall not be considered one of the minimum staff required for an ambulance as described in OAR chapter 333, division 250.