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A Seat at the Table

For many years, the paramedic program could only offer its students an Associate of Science degree.  After a lot of thought and collaboration, we developed a Bachelor of Science degree.  Students who choose the BS degree can opt to focus their studies in one of three areas: Administration, FSE Clinical, or Science.  The administration track is designed for students who intend to

What’s Your Excuse?

Corissa Walters is the EMS version of Wonder Woman. She is employed by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) as an Inspector/Liaison to ensure that licensed ambulance services across the state are complying with the current regulatory statutes.

The Gums of Misery

A man I respect very much said something tonight; he isn't often prone to many words or unsolicited advice, so when he gives it, I listen. Some of the folks I am privileged enough to call my shift mates and myself were all standing around solving the world's problems by the light of the bay as usual, it is catharsis for EMS, talking...sometimes we don't do it enough.

EKU to Launch Online/Hybrid Paramedic Program

Officials with Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Paramedicine today announced the launch of their online/hybrid paramedic program in January 2017.  According to Program Director Bill Young, “this program will combine the best of technology and the expertise of the nationally known EKU faculty to make it possible for EMTs who might not be able to gain the advanced

Why Pick EKU For Paramedic School???

Recently, I received an email from a prospective student asking, “Why should I consider EKU for paramedic school?”  I thought that it was such a great question that I turned it into this week’s blog post.  I have always been driven by the “why” question.  This is probably the reason that I stayed in trouble as a child!  The following is my respo

EMS Compact...A Big Benefit for Providers

Each state licenses or certifies its EMS personnel, and it is through this governmental approval that providers care for patients.  For some states, their approval covers a provider throughout the entire state, and for others, it (essentially) only allows him or her to practice within a county, or at a specific location – like a busi

Who are your “Stars of Life”?

From time to time, I am asked, “Why did you get into EMS?” I even ask that question, usually it’s when students enter our Paramedicine program or they are applying for a letter of recommendation through our University pre-medical school review committee.  I usually hear answers like, “My Mom was a Paramedic.”, or “My Dad was a Fire Fighter.”. 

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