To the long list of subjects on which high school pupils may take matriculation exams, emergency medical care has been added. The Ayanot Youth Village near Ness Ziona in the area of the Gan Raveh Regional Council and owned by Na'amat, the Histadrut's women's organization, will in the next school year offer courses for a matriculation exam at a level of five units. A senior team from Magen David Adom and Assaf Harofeh Medical Center in Tzrifin will teach the courses jointly. The number of places will be limited. The pupils will learn the basics of emergency medicine that will train them to continue their studies at an MDA station and learn how to cope with mass catastrophes and work in an intensive care ambulance. Each pupil will have a personal trainer and participate in advanced study at the hospital. MDA said that the first-ever program could supply well-trained personnel to the first-aid and ambulance organization. Outstanding graduates could later be trained as advanced paramedics.