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    jobs before EMS

    What's the point? :P
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    the 100% directionless thread

    You should see your doctor. Lyme and other tick-borne diseases are no joke.
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    "Sho Yano, Uiversity of Chicago Student, To Become Youngest M.D. in History"

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/03/sho-yano-university-of-chicago-md_n_1566618.html?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl1|sec3_lnk2%26pLid%3D166584 What are your thoughts on this? I have to admit that upon first read, I was adamantly opposed to the University of Chicago's decision. After further...
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    Airway management for inhalation injury

    So what was the suggested treatment by a WFR?
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    Internships in Boston area.

    Thanks Tigger, good to know. I've seen them around Mount Auburn before as well as a few other spots in Cambridge, but I don't know anyone who works there, or much at all about the company. I wouldn't doubt that their medic program is exceptional...I stumbled across a few training videos they...
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    Internships in Boston area.

    What are your thoughts on Pro as a service? Are you familiar with their Medic program at all?
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    Internships in Boston area.

    Sounds like you might be at Northeastern? They used to run a pretty decent-sized EMT and Medic program, so tracking down some of the folks previously involved may yield something, although I wouldn't be overly optimistic. I think rwik is pretty much correct. Unless you're looking to intern on...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    It was break time...:D
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Earl Grey Tea + binaural beats set to relaxing music = some of the most productive studying I've done in a long time. This is awesome.
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    EMT training in boston

    It's been a while, but I can recommend the Mass Bay program. It will definitely prepare you to pass the state exam...it comes up a little short on the operations side of things in terms of the formal curriculum, but I wouldn't consider it a "critical failure" (you'll understand later). If...
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    Possible Set Medic Positions in Massachusetts

    This definitely should be approached with a healthy dose of skepticism, but if legit, there are some positions for set medics open in Massachusetts. http://capecod.craigslist.org/hea/3032212204.html If anyone follows up with them, keep me updated...I'm curious.
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    Keeping a jump bag in your car?

    *A few pairs of gloves *Assorted band-aids *Neosporin *A few 4x4s *Waterproof tape *Coban *Acetaminophen *Diphenhydramine *Loperamide *"Rescue Hook" (which, to this point, has only ever been used to cut rope and fishing line). It lives somewhere in my backseat or in my day pack. So...
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    New EMT-B advice

    You know right from wrong...don't let anyone talk you into starting any bad habits or laziness.
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    Missionary Medicine

    Having always been on the pre-hospital side of things, I'm basing my answer more on conjecture rather than experience, so bear that in mind. However, I would imagine that most of the work you have done, and will do in the future is less about emergency medicine, and more along the lines of...
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    Harris County Emergency Corp

    I've seen some FD based units around here with a few rear-facing blues, despite being technically illegal. Saw a South Shore Hospital ambulance with one the other day as well.

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