I'm probably the only person in the history of SDN to fail his EMT practical exam. I probably didn't put in as much time in it as I should have. It was given at my school under the auspices of an outdoor club, though, so it didn't cost very much at all. Phew. My question is this: I think I learned a lot in my time as an EMT but see it as a different job as being a physician. I feel that I could mention it during interviews as a difficulty I've faced or mention my experiences as an observer in the ER during training. Would it ever be smart or safe to mention that I trained to be an EMT? Or should I try to put those ER experiences in the context of other clinical experiences that I've had at the medical center instead? Thereby never bringing up EMT and the potentially thorny question of "so why isn't the cert listed in your app?" Thanks in advance.