Remote and Industrial Advanced Medic Program (RIAMP)

What is it?

The Remote and Industrial Advanced Medic Program (RIAMP) is designed for experienced, certified paramedics and qualified military personnel to provide complex care for both emergency and non-emergency patients in land and maritime divisions of the resource extraction, oil, and gas industries. These individuals are considered mid-level, physician extenders.

Physician extenders have provided outstanding delegated care in a wide range of remote, austere, and atypical environments around the world. But this type of work environment is very demanding on the medic’s skills and knowledge; in addition, many employers in this environment seek staff with advanced training and current skills renewal prior to placement with their organization.

This course is an extensive advanced medical program and provided over a 20-22 week period through a combination of online learning, onsite practical labs, and internship. The training covers advanced trauma care, atypical resuscitation, extended medical or trauma patient care while waiting evacuation resources, primary care problems, dental emergencies, medical clinic/supply management issues and preventive health.

The RIAMP training is delivered in three segments and provides roughly 400 instructional contact hours:

Section 1:
Distance learning via ONLINE course of instruction – June 1 – August 30, 2015
Section 2:
Simulation, clinical applications and practical skills sessions at the CLIMB facility – September 14 – September 26, 2015
Section 3:
100 hour Clinical Internship with primary care physician, plus a 100 hour internship placement in an emergency medicine environment or a remote/developing world setting under the direct guidance of a Physician or Advanced Medic, respectively – Clinicals TBA (Fall Term 2015)

RIAMP Program Details:

Program cost: $9200

Is it right for you?

This field is consistently in need of trained professionals. There are many opportunities for advanced practice medics in both industry and government contract settings around the world. This exciting advanced field of medicine may be right for you if you have:

  • A strong comprehension of both spoken and written English
  • A desire to learn, share, teach, and do
  • Strong team work skills and the ability to function in a disciplined environment
  • Reasonable physical and mental conditioning
  • A clear understanding that this program teaches remote and operational medicine via online learning, onsite practical labs, and internship
  • A firm grasp that a portion of the program requires performing in hospitals, clinics, and challenging environmental settings both in the U.S. and possibly third world countries.

Individuals interested in RIAMP must grasp that this is a process to meet accepted international standards and that successful completion of the program is not automatic, but entirely dependent on the student meeting all standards and demonstrating the appropriate mindset required.


After completion of both Sections 1 & 2 of the RIAMP training, participants are eligible to sit for the Critical Care Paramedic exam and the Trauma Paramedic exam.

After completion of sections 1, 2, and 3, participants are eligible for EMT-Intensive Care Paramedic (EMT-ICP) Requirements.

We expect that a new international certification will be available in the fall of 2015, titled Remote Intensive Care Paramedic.

Following completion of an advanced practice program (RIAMP), individuals are able to challenge for the AREMT ICP level certification.

RIAMP individual online Modules Available for CEU

Paramedics will have the opportunity to take individual RIAMP online modules for CEU credit. Registration is $199 per 10-hour module and can be taken as stand alone CEU opportunities. We are applying for CECBEMS approval and are working to have in place by Summer Term. Taking individual modules will not apply toward the full RIAMP training. The onsite, skills intensive is only available to participants registered for the complete RIAMP training.

Contact information:

For more information on this program, contact Sheila Meserschmidt at 971-722-6630 or

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