1. L

    Community college class listed as 96 credit hours

    I'm taking two EMT classes over the summer to get my certification through a community college. I couldn't find anywhere that showed the number of credit hours the classes were worth until I pulled up the course catalog. It says there that the class is worth 96 credit hours!? I'm positive this...
  2. A

    Clinical Experience for Med School

    Hello, I am currently working as a medical assistant in an urgent care, but patient volumes are low and they have cut all employees hours, including mine. As a medical assistant at the specific urgent care that I work at, I can triage patients, obtain their vitals signs, determine their chief...
  3. S

    Advice! part-time EMT or CNA jobs (postbacc student)

    Hey all! First post here! I'm a career-changing/non-trad applicant. I graduated 2 years ago with a business degree and have since realized - through volunteering and shadowing - that medicine is the field I want to be in. I was working at a marketing firm and taking night classes until a...
  4. Perchperkins

    EMT vs CNA vs Medical Scribe vs PCA

    I’m on the premed track and I was considering being either an EMT, CNA, PCA or a scribe but I don’t know which one is best. I’ve heard mixed reviews for all of them but what are your thoughts?
  5. 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...
  6. coconutts

    CNA or EMT?

    Hello everyone! I am currently a first-year undergrad student with desires to go to medical school. I was wondering if becoming a CNA or EMT will be valuable in terms of 1. Personal experience and 2. Application strength? Please let me know if either of these designations are worth pursuing...
  7. 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...
  8. C

    Chase the MD dream or go PA and never look back?

    Hello, all. I'm currently a 28-year-old paramedic with a BA in Psychology from a respected university. I originally wanted to be a psychologist, then a psychiatrist, and ultimately a doctor in general - regardless of the specialty. I'm about to start taking my prerequisites for med school/PA...
  9. D

    Does an EMT class actually count as "science GPA" for AACOMAS?

    Was just looking at the website for AACOMAS and I see that they count EMT as a "science class". Can anyone verify this and your opinions on taking the class not only to get paid clinical experience in the future but also as a science GPA booster?
  10. 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...
  11. D

    Should I change State Residency before applying????!

    Help!!! I am a legal resident of Georgia but I have been living in Pennsylvania for a year while obtaining my Master's degree. I would like to stay in the area and work as an EMT for my gap year, but that would require me to change my legal residency to Pennsylvania. I've been told to look at...
  12. MeatballParmHero

    EMT Certification- should I do it?

    Hello all I am planning on getting EMT certified my freshman year of college by taking night classes at a local community college along with my undergrad studies. I've shadowed doctors in high school, primarily senior year, and most have said that this sounds like a fantastic idea...
  13. C

    Combat medic deciding college major

    starting this fall i’ll be entering boot camp and school to be a combat medic in the national guard. When my training is over i’ll be working in a clinical setting on base and plan to volunteer when possible for on line mission (overseas) with a unit. Since i’m in the guard it one weekend out of...
  14. C

    What clinical experience should I get?

    I was really wanting to become an EMT, but there’s no EMT volunteer opportunities near me. Seriously, none. I emailed every county within an hour from me and none take volunteers, which is highly surprising since I’m in a pretty rural location in south GA. I spoke with the Regional EMS Director...
  15. R

    Accelerated EMT-B course in Maryland?

    Hey all. So I am looking to find an accelerated EMT-B course in Maryland. The best I have found are 2 week to 18 day boot camp and accelerated coursed in CT, Ca, MA, NC and so on. I cant find anything for Maryland. Has anyone found accelerated EMT-B courses in Maryland? I've seen some other...
  16. C

    3.5 cGPA, 3.43 sGPA, 4k Hrs ClinEx, MCAT Planned

    Hello all, I am a 22 y/o Virginia resident and want to know my chances at medical school acceptances. I had a bit of bumpy start to my undergrad performance, but have a strong upward trend starting my junior year, receiving high GPAs. When I took up my hospital jobs, I worked full time, while...
  17. S

    EMT considering DO

    Hi all! Kind of a non-trad here. I'm currently considering DO school, as I've had a sudden spark in interest. Figured I'd look into it a little more. My problem is, I have extremely minimal background in sciences. I graduated with a BA in Policy Studies concentrating in Health, Crime and Human...
  18. whosnisarg

    Volunteering as EMT

    Hey guys! First off, I love maxillofacial trauma - LOVE. I've seen some trauma cases presented to me by the OMFS I am shadowing this summer and man, I think I found a calling. I know it is a SUPER tough road and would appreciate the lack of a lecture right now. ;) My university has a volunteer...
  19. L

    Medical "Mission Trips" Volutneering

    Hello! This is my first post here and I made this account specifically to ask this question. Does anyone here have any experience with Medical volunteering trips abroad (non religious)? I am an EMT with IV certification and have found some organizations through google searches but I'm wondering...
  20. L

    CNA switch to EMT?

    So I'm currently a licensed CNA, i have been for about 2 1/2 years. I'm working on going back to school to find a better paying (and hopefully less physically demanding) job. I'm not gonna lie, my goal is to find a job i can enjoy and make decent money, but for the least amount of schooling...
  21. kkilla

    EMT state licensure

    I am enrolling in an EMT class this semester and am interested in working as an EMT at a summer camp in a different state. I am wondering how hard/possible would it be for me to obtain a state license in another state?
  22. H

    Should I take a year off of school to go to Paramedic School?

    I am currently a junior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute majoring in Chemical engineering. My GPA is 3.4 and SGPA is 3.6. I had a bad freshman year 1st semester, other than that my GPA is good. And I work on average 40 hours a week while taking full course load to support myself. I have been...
  23. S

    EMT worth it?

    I'm currently a junior, considering if becoming and working/volunteering as an EMT would be beneficial for my application. A little about me - cGPA 3.99, sGPA 4.0. Currently a scribe in an ED with about 300 clinical hours. About 100 volunteer hours at an animal shelter, and just became a...
  24. 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...
  25. papi_md

    is working as emergency response team considered clinical experience?

    Since i didnt get any reply last time might as well ask here again. Just finished red cross training as a first aider last week. If i join the emergency response team, will it also count as clinical experience?
  26. papi_md

    Is volunteering as red cross first responder also considered a clincal experience?

    Hello sdn, Im planning to go to med school. Currently I work as an IT consultant and I hold a degree in physics. As I mostly read here in sdn, non trad students should get clinical experience regardless. I live in the philippines btw and would like to go to a US or even carribean med school...
  27. frosted2

    Baby medic!

    Greetings friends, As I have wrapped up my class and successfully passed registry (thank the LAWD) I figured I would come get some opinions/advice. I have had overwhelmingly positive feedback from my preceptors, but there is always room to improve IMO. For those of you who were medics, what is...
  28. The Buff OP

    I'm thinking of becoming a police officer.

    Hey y'all, for starters I wanted to be a cop before I even thought about medical school. I ended up going the medicine route (EMT, pre-med) after a life event that made me love medicine. I'm posting this in the non-trad side so older people can give their POV or if they have gone this route. I...
  29. J

    Emergency medicine college?

    I'm a junior in high school and I'm planning on applying to the University of Pittsburgh for college because of their Emergency Medicine Program, it allows you to train as a paramedic as a bachelors degree. It is a 2 year program so you apply to it in your sophomore year, I'm planning on taking...
  30. J

    Are Antibiotics and Sterile dressings necessary in emergency kits?

    I'm packing a small kit for emergencies and because of a lack of space I don't have room for a neosporin tube. This got me thinking: In a critical emergency situation, in which reliable help and treatment is on the way, is it really necessary to use antibiotics or even sterile dressings?
  31. S

    Thoughts? EMT program

    I am 19 and a full time college student studying microbiology for my second year. I recently decided I am interested in going to medical school, but I have no real experience in the field and will definitely need to change that by the time I'm doing applications. I'm considering taking a course...
  32. Go4Doc

    Recertify my EMT-B? Worth it?

    Hey All, So I became an EMT-B a couple of years ago and now is the time to re-certify if I want to remain on the NREMT. I managed to get about ~250 hours experience as a volunteer EMT back when I was a student but since graduation, I've been working full time as a research assistant and I just...
  33. J

    Volunteering at Free clinic experience

    I just started volunteering at a Free Clinic in my area and I wanted to know how would this look on med school applications. At the clinic I am medical assistant ( take bp manually, height, weight, ekgs, ask simple questions such as " are you in any pain,etc...) and I also scribe for the doctors...
  34. M

    TX MD programs

    School: The University of Texas at Austin Major: Biology 3rd year Background: Latino, 1st generation, low income cGPA: 3.21 sciGPA: 3.0 MCAT: taking it in Summer I have one semester left until I apply to med schools in TX. I am a first generation college student from a low-income family who...
  35. iceblinkluck

    Supplemental minors?

    Hello! I am new to this site and thought it would be a good place to get advice from other Pre-PT/PT students. I am a freshman bio major about to complete my first semester with a 3.6 gpa (it would have been higher if I hadn't gotten two B's, both of them B+'s though) and have been working as a...
  36. R

    Yet another post about chances of getting into medical school...

    Hello all, I need some input. I took the MCAT for the first time last month and received my score today, and I don't know what to think. I am questioning everything. I'll give you a rough outline of my "stats" and I would really, greatly appreciate if some of you experts out there could weigh-in...
  37. B

    Low GPA, want to do SMP, advice please!

    Hey everyone, first time posting on SDN so thank you in advance for your help! Going to give a backstory so you guys get the full picture of my situation. I graduated from UT Austin about two years ago with a pre-med non-science degree and cGPA of 3.05 and sGPA of 2.57. I also took the MCAT...
  38. B

    Clinical Research vs EMT vs other Research

    Hi y'all, I recently graduated from Uni this past summer with a competitive gpa and sgpa for med school. I also studied for the MCAT all summer, took it on September 10th, and am planning on applying next cycle for Fall 2018 entry. Now I'm in a predicament on what to do during this time span...
  39. T

    How valid are my EMT hours?

    For any of the adcoms on the forums, how valid will my EMT volunteer hours be when I apply in a year? I work at a rural service where EMTs lead each call unless it requires advanced life support, in which case the single paramedic available in the region comes in and helps out. Patient volume is...
  40. Dr. Leo Spaceman

    What to do during application year?

    Hey everybody, I’m kind of struggling with what to do next year (2017-2018 school year). This upcoming fall, spring and summer I will finish all of my prerequisites, take the MCAT and submit my applications. I already have 100+ hours ER volunteering, 20+ hours shadowing, and 50+ hours...