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...
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...
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...
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).
This definitely should be approached with a healthy dose of skepticism, but if legit, there are some positions for set medics open in Massachusetts.
If anyone follows up with them, keep me updated...I'm curious.
*A few pairs of gloves
*A few 4x4s
*"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...
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...
Alert may be involved in Springfield 911, I saw them working a scene with MSP not too long ago. They also have facilities in Chicopee and Agawam.
North Adams Ambulance serves North Adams and some surrounding communities in MA and VT...just checked their website and they're hiring per-diem for...
Thanks Dan...briefly talked to one of their crews in Middleboro a few weeks ago and got some good vibes. I may be looking for a change of venue in the next 6 months or so, so I'm trying to do a little research now.
Legion, I'll let you know if I hear of anything. What are you looking for?
In a true SHTF scenario, the most basic of BLS is really going to be the only viable option. I second a basic first aid course as being a good starting point.
If you're looking to get a little more in depth, I'd recommend a course from an organization such as SOLO, Wilderness Medical...