The Faces of SSHP Emergency Medical Education Paramedic Program

UT Southwestern's School of Health Professions attracts applicants from across America who want to be part of our dynamic, collaborative, and experiential approach to education. What you learn here will open your mind, hone your skills, and prepare you for a career rich in opportunity and reward.

Brought together in an environment that encourages academic excellence and supports an active clinical experience, SSHP students have a great deal to offer each other, both in and out of the classroom. Our graduates benefit from the academic and clinical opportunities that help them achieve at their highest potential and prepare them for successful, satisfying careers in the health professions.

You may be inspired and encouraged by these stories as you continue your academic and career journey.

Charlie Abney


“UT Southwestern is committed to making sure you are a fully functioning paramedic when you leave this school.”

Charlie Abney is a firefighter for the city of Dallas, working out of station #34. He completed UT Southwestern’s Emergency Medical Education Paramedic programRead more and watch Charlie's video.

Bobby Muse


“You have to hit the ground running — you get in here, you’re learning stuff right from the very beginning, but you’re also doing hands-on from the very beginning … whenever our students graduate from here, they’re ready to take the national registry test.”

Bobby Muse is the Deputy Chief — EMS for the Mesquite, Texas, Fire Department and a two-time graduate (1998 and 2011) of UT Southwestern’s Emergency Medical Education Paramedic program. Read more and watch Bobby's video.