paramedic during premed and med

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Ems, Nov 3, 2001.

  1. Ems

    Ems Junior Member

    May 20, 2001
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    I currently have my emt-p certification and was wondering if I any one out in the world could give me some information on if it is possible to work with a fire department, and also can a physician have an active role on an ems or fire department?
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  3. tonem

    tonem Senior Member

    Sep 13, 1999
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    Many fire departments provide EMS service so it is certainly possible to work for a fire department as a paramedic. If you're asking about doing it while you're in medical school, thats a different story. I think it would be very unlikely that you'd be able to do it.

    Physicians regularly serve as medical directors for fire department EMS services. In most places I think thats about the extent of their involvement in daily operations. In some places like Pittsburgh,however, 2nd year emergency medicine residents man a "jeep" that responds to medical emergencies with paramedic units. Hope that helps.

    I should ammend my post to say that my experience is with paid fire departments only, I don't really know much about how volunteer departments operate.
  4. FlameBoy

    FlameBoy Flameboy

    May 20, 2001
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    Attending Physician
    A paramedic would know this already. You are a liar and a poser. Step off this site. ---

    ----posted by "ems" 29 oct----
    I was just wondering would anyone out their that has experience being a paramedic would give me suggestions on wether or not to take the program before premed and medical school. could you please relay some advice?

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