paramedic

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
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  4. vitamorior

    Paramedic college credits

    So I'm an active duty soldier who's currently taking college classes, and will soon be pursuing my paramedic license through the army. However after that licensing I'm going to strive towards a BSN. Does anyone know the "transferology" of an EMT-P into college credits so I can calculate what...
  5. Jake12344321

    Can their be schools considering my application?

    Hi, I am a Canadian ( Quebec) former paramedic ( it is a college degree here, but not university). I have a 3 year bachelors degree in social sciences with a 3.77 gpa, it would go to 3.82 if the 3 worst grades where taken off. I do not have the traditional science prerequistes but I have work...
  6. 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...
  7. J

    Time off during undergrad

    Hi everyone, I am currently a junior in college and I had to withdraw from all my classes due to overwhelming depression. I'm planning on taking some time off, getting my head back together, and going to paramedic school before finishing college. I have always wanted to be a paramedic and I...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. ak1339

    What are my chances for PA school?

    I am a senior biochemistry student graduating in May with an anticipated GPA of 3.3. I also just graduated paramedic school which I did at another school but simultaneous to my college studies. Throughout all of this, I have worked part time for two years now as an EMT in the city near my school...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. Osorio93

    FF/Paramedic to MD/DO

    So I know that similar threads have been posted but nothing has stuck out that I can relate to my own personal situation (duh). So here it goes: I am a FF/Paramedic, been in EMS for 4 years and the FD for 1 for a busy urban, semi-rural to rural county (Lake County, FL). We have pretty...
  17. Doctor_Beez

    Personal Statement as a Paramedic

    Hello all, I've been a lurker here for a while now but this is my first post. I've been drafting my personal statement letter for some time and I've hit a wall. A little background information is necessary before I go further. I've had a career in emergency medical services for 6 years now, 5...
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    3.0 uGPA, 3.7 Post-Bacc GPA, 500 MCAT -- Strong Clinical Exp -- NY

    NY Resident - 27 years old not URM Grades Undergrad GPA - 3.0 -- BS in Biology Post Bacc GPA - 3.7 MCAT - 500 Employment Current NYC Paramedic in 911 System -- over 7 years experience. Too many hours to count Clinical Volunteer Experience Volunteer Ambulance Corps - ~2000 Hours ER Volunteer -...
  19. FroggerMD

    MD to Flight Paramedic?

    I'm an EM attending but I used to be an EMT-D (years ago). I'm now working as an independent contractor so I have quite a bit of flexibility in my schedule. One thing i've always dreamed of doing is working as a flight doc for a helicopter medivac service. Unfortunately in the US, and where I...
  20. N

    Medic and Nurse and Medical School

    For those that have gone to school to become a paramedic (not just EMT) or nurse, how did your classes and clinical experiences benefit you in medical school? For the first two years, did your science and healthcare classes and clinical experiences help with the classes? Did your background help...
  21. P

    College Freshman seeking advice/guidance on switching career paths

    Hello, I'm currently a College Freshman finishing up my first semester at a pretty large public university. I have always been enticed by the idea of pursuing a career in medicine. I'm not too sure exactly what I want to do yet, but I love the idea of becoming a surgeon. That's really beside...