Welcome to EMTLife. Here’s a tip, look outside of LA County if you want to get some meaningful EMT experience prior to medical school.Hello guys, I'm Paul Olivares. I graduated from the EMT basic program and Los Angeles County Scope of Practice. Currently I'm studying for my Nremt basic. It's been challenging but I'm going to continue to work towards my goal of being an m.d. some day.
Anyways I'm focusing on ems because I want to give back to our community in a rewarding manner.
I know first hand how it feels to be a a patient.
And I'd like to be able to make a difference in our community even on a small scale.
Hi there! and welcome - I am active duty and my command approved me to work part time. It is pretty tricky sometimes I have to swap duty days around when shifts get assigned. As its easier to manage my duty schedule rather than call and try to re-bid on a shift for that month. But totally doable - anyways its cool to see another active duty person on here. Agencies like AMR have a 36 hour per month requirement - so you just put your availability in - then the shifts get granted on seniority. If you do not get enough shifts - then you just pick them up as they are paged out - its not hard to pick them up at all. Luckily where I work - we are the sole 911 provider in the county. But I know not all AMR is like that in all parts of the country but I am sure there is a similar system in the agencies near you if it is not AMR. Again good luck and welcome!Howdy!! Nice to meet ya'll!!!
I am a happily married mother of two beautiful daughters.
I have been in the Air Force and a NREMT-B since 2014. Earned my Associates in EMS (Paramedic)/Healthcare Management through Gordon Cooper Tech and Oklahoma Panhandle State U. 1.5 years of full time civilian EMS work. Hoping to add some part time experience if active duty approves it. Active Duty has me in the ER as a tech. Not happy about it. Working on Bachelors in Emergency Responder Administration at Oklahoma State U-OKC.
Future goals: As many medic certs as I can (PHTLS, critical, flight, tactical, etc.). Associates in Fire. Bachelors in Law. Masters in which ever I feel will help me get a commissioned officer slot as a first responder. I do not want to be a military nurse like I had dreamed of.
For fun, I enjoy reading, working out, crafts (everything from cross stitch to leather working), traveling with the family!!!