All of ACERIP is Carolina Focused; we are on campus and are led by a great group of Tarheels. All of our classes exemplify and promote the Carolina Way.
The caliber and quality of our courses are unmatched. We are passionate about medical education and it shows in every class we teach.
All of our instructors have many years of experience in EMS. Many of them also have specialties in Fire, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, etc.
Above and Beyond
Our relationships with community partners allows us to offer experiences you would not normally get in EMS courses; we want our students to have more than just a certificate.
Created For The Carolina Community
ACERIP is both a Student Organization recognized by UNC-Chapel Hill and an accredited teaching institution for the State Office of EMS. Each semester, ACERIP provides a EMT-Basic class, EMT Continuing Education, and CPR Classes for UNC students, faculty, and staff.
ACERIP is a student-run organization whose purpose is to make the UNC-CH campus and Chapel Hill communities a safer place to live, work, learn, and play.
Our Professional Team
Program Director/Lead Instructor
Paramedic, Educational Development Champion, EMS Advocate, Dog Lover.
Dr. Joseph Grover
Joseph Grover is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina Department of Emergency Medicine, Associate EMS Fellowship Director, and Medical Director of Orange County (NC) Emergency Services.
EMT, Student Advocate, Honors Program Lead, Former ACERIP Student & President
Administrator & Lead Instructor
Public Safety/Homeland Security Professional, Technical Guru (Nerd), ACERIP Past President.