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  1. TheGroove

    Online after finishing all prereqs, some research, etc. Advice needed

    Hi, everyone. SDN lurker for a while, but decided to make an account for a question I have. I’ll be graduating a small state college soon with an Associate of Science in Biology. I’ve taken all my prerequisites, have good LOR’s from professors, was a college ambassador, have shadowing...
  2. SterlingMaloryArcher

    Is it wrong to call the patient's Physician On Call to avoid an ER visit?

    Well, it's certainly not in our EMS protocols, but for something simple like my call tonight, here is my reasoning: -Patient called for high home blood pressure reading ("190/110 and rising"), feels fine, no other complaints -Patient is an old lady and it is flu season -Patient is fluid...
  3. frosted2

    ER docs... do your paramedics transport patients without ROSC?

    Florida father dies after ambulance breaks down; took nearly one hour to get to hospital Where I work, we work on scene for 20-30 minutes and call the code if we don't have ROSC. Obviously, everything in medicine is situational, but it is often an exception when we transport patients who do...
  4. SARmedic8401

    Are ADCOMS wary of Paramedics/Military Medics?

    Anyone who's been in the EMS or Military medicine fields are aware of the "Para-God" mentality that sometimes exist, or the military medics who take the nickname "doc" a little too far. How can an applicant convey to ADCOMs that the negative traits associated with these stereotypes are not...
  5. hublot

    EMT Course Need Advice

    Hello! I plan to take an EMT course this fall at a local college. I am really interested in learning all the new things the course has to offer. However, it is pricy but doable. I am wondering if it is worth taking, though. I plan to go to medical school, hopefully. Would doing this course...
  6. U

    CHART/SOAP Notes

    Hey guys. I'm a new EMT and will be working on a BLS service primarily doing patient transports and transfers (inter-facility transfers, hospital to home, etc.). Can any of you provide a CHART or SOAP template or example for how to document these transports? I feel like there's not really an...
  7. frosted2

    EMS and PSLF?

    Quick question- I currently work for an EMS service (full time) that makes me eligible to participate in the PSLF program. Would it be wise of me to begin to make payments now in the event that I can go ahead and get a few years counted towards forgiveness (provided I end up at a hospital later...
  8. SterlingMaloryArcher

    EMS isn't the best premed environment

    When I first signed up for my EMT-B class I thought it would be the best thing I ever did for my medical school application. Additionally, after so much medical reading out of pure interest, I was so excited to finally get a taste of real patient care. When I envisioned my future as an EMT, I...
  9. F

    Physical Health > Dream Career?

    Hi everyone! I guess my post is more confusing than anything. Long story short. I have a back injury and my doctor suggested that I stop doing all sports and do something that is not as physically demanding. And if I were to continue to do sports and put stress on my body, my injury would get...
  10. L

    Scared Halfway Through Undergrad

    I am about to start my junior year with a cumulative GPA of 3.16 as a biology major. The maximum GPA I could finish with is just above a 3.5 and I am confident that I can pull it up to that with my academic plan. I let myself have too much fun in extracurriculars and going out on top of needing...
  11. salty-bacon

    Pregnancy and EMS

    Alrighty so I am a 21 year old, 2nd year pre-med (4th year UG because I switched from music ed which killed my gpa) dead set on being an ER physician. I am just finishing up my EMT-B class and I am absolutely in love with EMS. I won't graduate from my UG until the fall of 2019, and then I plan...
  12. B

    Anyone in the EMS field working full time while doing premed?

    Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum. I joined to get some input on the route I am planning to go. I'm currently transferring from a community college to WWU, to finish my bachelor. I'm going to speak with an advisor about this when the time comes, but is my bachelors degree considered my premed...
  13. Neuronom

    How to determine clinical hours from EMS experience?

    How do I determine how many hours to report as clinical/patient experience from my EMS work? I could look at how many hours I've worked total, but that isn't representative of how many hours I actually spent with a patient. I did work as the primary provider for every BLS call - I never drove...
  14. 7

    Letter of Recommendation Advice EMS

    Hi all, My first post, I really would like some advice. I have been working with an EMS service as an undergraduate. I only work night shifts, 18:00 - 6:00. I rarely interact with our administrative staff because I never work a day shift. Additionally, I have yet to have a stable partner...
  15. S

    Is This Considered Clinical Volunteering?

    Currently working on my AMCAS information. My father & brother are both firefighters and have given me many opportunities to ride along with the rescue on calls. At the beginning of shifts, the Lieutenant on-call had me organize the rescue truck (go through all compartments, check IV bags...
  16. K

    What's my biggest (fixable) weakness right now?

    New to the site so please let me know if I'm lacking the right etiquette or posting in the wrong place. I'm trying to decide how best to concentrate my energy and finances to decide next steps. Stats/highlights: [GPA 3.49 (positive trend); MCAT 511] Undergrad - grad. 2011 with two majors...
  17. K

    MD At the point where I need to decide what boxes to check

    New to the site so please let me know if I'm lacking the right etiquette or posting in the wrong place. I'm trying to decide how best to concentrate my energy and finances for next steps. Stats/highlights: [GPA 3.49 (positive trend); MCAT 511] Undergrad - grad. 2011 with two majors...
  18. SterlingMaloryArcher

    Would it be appropriate for an AEMT to take AMLS?

    I understand ACLS and PALS are more EMT-I99 and Medic level because of all the EKGs and cardiac drugs, even though I've heard of basics taking it before, I don't really see the reason. Asking because I don't want to waste my time on a certification that has no real value.
  19. MarshMedic

    Prehospital/EMS MPH

    Does anyone have experience with or know of an MPH program or another Master's program that has a focus or the ability to focus on pre-hospital 911 EMS? I'm entering medical school next year with an extensive background in EMS and an interest in EMS medicine and medical direction.
  20. MarshMedic

    EMSP Masters Degree Options

    Hello, I am starting medical school next year and want to pursue EMS medicine. I've been in EMS since highschool and vol as a Paramedic/FF since. I am involved with several EMS research projects through my state EMS agency and I really think that is what I want to focus on in my career. I...
  21. A

    MD & DO BS in EMS or BA in Philosophy

    Hi there everyone! This is my first post on SDN, but I've read through quite a few discussions and figured I'd seek some advice on something I've been contemplating. Let me start by saying that I know it's not important to ADCOM's what your undergrad major is per se, as long as you've...
  22. J

    Family Problems - Post Bac

    Hi Guys, I'm starting my post-bac at Rutgers University in June (I'll be 31). Already gave my job notice (civil engineering job in NYC) and I'm very excited. I had a crazy journey discovering my passion for medicine. I'm a site supervisor, so my company paid for my CPR/AED certification. On a...
  23. J

    DO What are my chances

    Hey all, Thanks for taking the time to check this out. -27 Y/O -Took about 120 credits at CC. cumulative was 3.7. sci was 3.3. I went for free most semesters while working in EMS. -Transferred to a pretty reputable state school. Comparable to some of the private schools around, but cheap...
  24. D

    J-1 waiver and fellowship

    Hi all, I am considering doing an EMS fellowship that while ACMGE-regulated would require me to work as a part-time attending. The hospital system offering this position came up with the idea that they would petition for a J-1 waiver and I would spend the first year of the waiver in the...