SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) McCook Community College has a 12 week pramedic program. What does everybody think of this accelerated program? http://www.mpcc.edu/Accelerated_EMT-Paramedic.html I know most people in EMS do not think highly of accelerated programs, but I can't image spending a year to become a paramedic when to become an RN would only take one more additional year. I have a biomedical degree and minor in chemistry, NREMT-B, CNA, PADI Open water diver, shawdowing experience......GPA 3.8, MCAT 29O and still can't get into med school, so what would be the best back up plan?