Anyone else ever failed 3 times or more??

Medicbob

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Well...I failed my written 3 times and today I failed my Oral A and B for the third time. I feel like I'm retarded or something! This is my passion. I feel like I'm smart. What the hell am I missing? I hate that we can't talk about it. How will I ever know what I did wrong? I feel like they have a note by my name that states "fail this ****er for anything!" How many scenarios are there? I've heard of people getting mine. I wonder if I could possibly see the same damn ones. Oh....and if someone jumps in the ambulance, what's the right thing to do? I need help....any kind...
 

Medicbob

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Yeah....not any of that around here. I guess I might email some local school. My old preceptor acts like he doesn't have the time anymore. In trying to knock this out
 

TransportJockey

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Yeah....not any of that around here. I guess I might email some local school. My old preceptor acts like he doesn't have the time anymore. In trying to knock this out
He might NOT have time. Once a student passes out of our truck, usually we get other students or other responsibilities
 

TransportJockey

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Yeah, that's exactly what it seems like! I just need this damn remedial training so I can knock the skills out while it's fresh.
Talk to one of your skills lab preceptors then. Or your program director and see if you can come in for some one on one sessions with an instructor. You failing three times hurts their pass rating so they might be willing to help
 

Medicbob

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Talk to one of your skills lab preceptors then. Or your program director and see if you can come in for some one on one sessions with an instructor. You failing three times hurts their pass rating so they might be willing to help

Yeah that's what I thought, they would want to help. Finally got a response from him today, asking for my availability so I'll let you guys know when I do go see him. As far as the written exam, I'm taking a 48 hour refresher by Jon Puryear mid October so I'll let you know if that improves me. in the meantime, I'm going to stay in my class books and try to test after my refresher. Hopefully this helps someone in the future on what I'm going through.
 

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Do some practice questions. You can find some really good ones for free here. IMO, resources like this should be the bulk of your NREMT preparation. Do questions, and then if you don't understand one of the answers you go to the book/wikipedia and read up about it.

http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9780763795559/

sandbox -> login (psgdemo /// psgdemo) -> Paramedic Premier Package -> "Navigate Test Prep" button -> Continue -> Practice exam, add questions
 

Medicbob

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Thanks guys. Just passed my Florida paramedic exam on the first try so I guess I'll go get some experience until I pass registry.
 

Medicbob

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*update to anyone who is in my same situation.

I'm not going into my 4th year as a medic. Passed on the 4TH attempt. Some people just have to get used to not "thinking into it". Don't let any negative comments get to you.

I'm now a supervisor doing very well!
 

DrParasite

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Just for clarification: what exam did you fail 3 times? the reason i ask is you said you failed your written 3 times, but passed your FL paramedic exam on the first try, and passed another exam on the 4th attempt, and are now a supervisor. I'm a little confused on what exams you are referring to, and what type of agency are you now a supervisor at.
 

Medicbob

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Private service providing primary 911.

And the National Registry. Florida is one of the few states that still has their own test, which is very straight forward. It's not a computer-adaptive test like the registry. Hopefully this clarifies.
 

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Just for clarification: what exam did you fail 3 times? the reason i ask is you said you failed your written 3 times, but passed your FL paramedic exam on the first try, and passed another exam on the 4th attempt, and are now a supervisor. I'm a little confused on what exams you are referring to, and what type of agency are you now a supervisor at.
Keep in mind there is a 4 year gap between his/her posts
 

DesertMedic66

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Yeah I understand. Just wanted to update since my girl is having a hard time passing her EMT. Just felt her pain and didn't want anyone seeing this in the future to feel down.
Just stating to make sure others were aware. At first I read it and wondered how you went from being a fresh medic to a supervisor so fast but then I saw the dates on your post and it made more sense.
 

Medicbob

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Just stating to make sure others were aware. At first I read it and wondered how you went from being a fresh medic to a supervisor so fast but then I saw the dates on your post and it made more sense.

Yes sir. I was an EMT since 04 before that so the transition was smooth. Some just have it I guess. I'd rather be on the truck honestly..but that's another story.
 

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Yeah that's what I thought, they would want to help. Finally got a response from him today, asking for my availability so I'll let you guys know when I do go see him. As far as the written exam, I'm taking a 48 hour refresher by Jon Puryear mid October so I'll let you know if that improves me. in the meantime, I'm going to stay in my class books and try to test after my refresher. Hopefully this helps someone in the future on what I'm going through.
Jon Puryear’s refresher is amazingly helpful!
 
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