SAMU School FAQ
Why are SAMU courses so famous?
Satisfaction surveys on our courses are consistently above 95%. SAMU combines a system of planning and very demanding courses, a very intense practical side and, of course, approaches to realistic scenarios that require students to take on “live” situations in environments that are controlled with a simulator. Some of these situations include entering an overturned vehicle or looking for victims inside a destroyed building.
When are the courses?
Emergency School has a catalog of more than 60 educational programs. There is a calendar of scheduled courses and the rest of the courses are held when a minimum of 8 students have enrolled. It is possible to request courses for groups and institutions.
How do I enroll?
If you are interested in a course, it is best to register and pay the registration fee immediately so that you guarantee your spot in the course. In the event that the course is postponed or cancelled, you always have the option of receiving a full refund of your money.
If I fill out the form, am I registered?
No, you will only be registered when your tuition is paid (except for students in master programs who must first take certain tests to qualify for registration).
I have registered and no one has contacted me yet...
Your request has not fallen on deaf ears, we will try to modify the course that interests you as soon as possible. If we do not make these modifications, it would be due to the lack of students who are interested in also taking this course. If there are several of you who are interested, it is best that you all register for the course together.
Where are the courses taught?
There are several locations where courses are taught: classrooms, the outdoors, and a variation of both. School courses are taught in the Training Center Emergency Gelves and in the Emergency SAMU center on the island of La Cartuja in Seville. Institutional courses are held at the location requested by the client.
Can you come to us to teach us a course?
Of course, as long as a minimum number of students is determined in each case. SAMU is responsible for all teachers, materials, diplomas, etc.
I cannot do the course right now that interests me, will you teach it later?
Yes, it will be rescheduled to be taught when we have enough students. After the current course session is completed, re-submit the form to pre-register for the following session.
The course that I’d like to enroll in does not list a date or price…
If no date or price is listed, it is because there are still not enough students enrolled to have the course. We must wait to satisfy the minimum number of enrolled students required to have the course. If you send the completed course form with all your information, we will update you with any changes in regard to when all enrollment numbers are met.
How many students are required to have a course?
The minimum is 8 students.
What is the maximum number of students that can take a course?
The maximum is 24 students, although we would ideally like to cap the number at 20 students.
I need a more complete course information, since coming on the web is very general and brief...
If you are a registered user of our corporate website, you can access the most detailed information pertaining to your course of interest. In any case, you will be sent updates via email.
If I take the course that you all recommend, can I work at SAMU?
Above all, you should know that to work in SAMU you had to have taken any of the courses taught at our Escuela de Emergencias (School of Emergencies). The places in which vacancies are often available are those of Emergency Medicine (Master of Medicine), Nursing (Master of Nursing), Technician in Health Emergencies, and Technician in Auxiliary Nursing Care. To be eligible for these places, it is highly recommended that you receive your qualifications from our education programs since this will help facilitate your entry into and advancement through our institution.
I have taken the course required to have the opportunity to work, but the course was taught by another institution. Do I have to retake the course?
No, but in practice, priority is given to alumni of SAMU. So, SAMU alumni will most easily join our institution.
When can I enroll in the Masters program?
Admission tests are usually held at the beginning of September, although it is best to pre-register now so that you receive information ahead of time regarding the Masters program.
What do the admission tests of the Master program consist of?
They consist of various tests: physical fitness, psycho-tests and personal interviews. The tests evaluate if the applicant meets the criteria to work in a demanding environment such as an emergency situation.
What should I consider before the tests?
Candidates should evaluate their general physical condition, reflect on why they want to work in emergencies, and consider their maturity level and emotional strength. Keep in mind that emergencies normally require people to work under pressure. It’s normal to be nervous in the interview, so we recommend that you organize your thoughts and ideas beforehand. It is also important to demonstrate an open, flexible and positive attitude. The initiative, courage and desire for personal advancement greatly impresses the panel of interviewers.
What kind of university Master programs exist?
Emergency School has launched three programs:
- Master in Pre-Hospital Care, Disaster and Humanitarian Aid (UECAH) of the University of Sevilla, with a value of 90 ECTS European credits. It is a full-time program which lasts ten months and requires complete dedication. It is a program designed for practicing nurses.
- Master in Medical Emergencies of the University CEU San Pablo, with a value of 60 ECTS European credits. It is a modular program designed for practicing doctors.
- Master in Socio-Health Emergencies: Prevention and Intervention with groups of risk of the University of Sevilla, with a value of 60 ECTS European credits.
Upcoming program we are developing: Master in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology of the University CEU San Pablo, with a value of 64 ECTS European credits. It is an online-program of 640 hours.
Does the school offer distance education courses?
Yes, the virtual campus allows you to design customized programs for students or institutions that cannot relocate. Apply by filling out our contact form.
Can I take courses from other countries?
Of course, our virtual campus allows you to combine phases of on-site immersion with long-distance personal tutoring. Apply by filling out our contact form.