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Thinking About Medical School? Think About This!

According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, only 40% of those that apply to medical school are accepted their first year of application. How can your application improve? According to Paul Jung, M.D., “Many premeds make the terrible mistake of simply applying a second time without significantly improving their applications.

EKU Emergency Medical Care Graduate Serves in the South Pacific

When we say that with a degree from the EKU Department of Paramedicine you can go anywhere, we mean it…literally!  Miles Owen, EMC alumni share his story as follows. 

Department of Paramedicine Student Garners College of Justice & Safety Distinguished Undergraduate Award

It’s a repeat of the age old story.  Boy admires and looks up to dad.  Dad is the chief of the local fire department.  Boy follows in dad’s steps to enter a career of public safety.  Such is the story of Casey Walker.  Casey says that he grew up in public safety.  His father, Wes Walker, was the chief of the Covington Virginia fire department for many y

A Married Couple and Paramedic School…Can They Find Happiness?

Jon and Leah aren’t your normal paramedic students.  Sure, they have the same dynamics as other paramedic students have, time management, finances and other priorities.  The difference between them and other students is that they are not only married to each other, they married just a few weeks before their paramedic advanced sequence of classes began last year.

EKU Paramedic Student Veterans Continue to Serve!

EKU Paramedic Students

EKU's Emergency Medical Care program is better because of the involvement of students such as veterans like these, the current students in the paramedic advanced sequence. Thank you for the sacrifice that you have and continue to make for us!

From left to right, they are:

Chad Snyder: 3 years of service, Kentucky army national guard, 88M, Logistic specialist.  

New EMC Program Director Named at EKU

Bill Young

Officials with Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Safety, Security and Emergency Management have announced that Bill Young will become the Program Coordinator for the Emergency Medical Care program.  He succeeds Nancye Davis who recently became the Chair of the Fire Protection and Paramedicine Sciences Department. 

Eastern Kentucky University Names New Fire & EMS Chair

Nancye Davis

Eastern Kentucky University announced today that Nancye Davis has been selected to be the chair for the Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology and Department of Paramedicine Sciences.  Davis will assume the role beginning with the start of the 2015 Spring Semester.

Learning to be a Great One

Many times it is easy to get bogged down with the nuts and bolts of teaching students HOW to become competent with the many and varied skills needed to become a paramedic.  One of the things that distinguishes a good educator from a great one is the ability to remember that students are people and that they come to class with many things that weigh on them.  Zelma Baker, one of the pr

All Incoming Students Who Have Been Granted Admission Into the Advanced Sequence of Paramedic Classes for 2014 Will Be Issued an IPad Mini.

Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Paramedicine Sciences announced that all incoming students who have been granted admission into the advanced sequence of paramedic classes for 2014 will be issued an IPad Mini.  According to Nancye Davis, program director, “The use of the IPad will better prepare our students as they transition from being students to the eventual role

Faculty On The Front Lines of COVID-19

Image of David Fifer at Lackland Air Force base.

As COVID-19 first emerged in early 2020, faculty member David Fifer went through the familiar ritual of packing his duffel bag, preparing his uniform, and dusting off his boots in anticipation of federal orders to deploy and help combat the virus. Soon enough, he found himself on a plane to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas to do just that.

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