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Hey all, hoping to get some input on being paramedic part-time during premed. I have a few friend who are paramedics and it seems like natural stepping stone for medical school. So my question is, it this job a good option? And would this look better on Medical school applications than any other job? Since the paramedic degree is offered in night school I'm pretty sure I can get it done in 4 months max. I need to be making some money during undergrad anyways right? (EMT also an option) Thanks in advance for any input Victor
Hi there, So I am currently a high school student in Grade 11, and am considering to go into the medical stream. My first semester grade 11 marks, in my opinion, are good, but are not necessarily that stellar (currently averaging at 89). During second semester, I'm doing better with an anticipated average of around 93 (mostly business courses, hardest course is functions). Considering the fact that medical school heavily weigh GPA as well as MCAT, I was just wondering if this program is a "GPA killer"? From what I know, in this program, the college courses taken at Centennial College count as university credits and are presumably easy and high-school like in nature. As a result, I assume these are an easy way to bring up your GPA. However, the UofT courses (the mandatory life science ones) are considered hard and are specifically calibrated to bring the averages down if too high (bell curve). Is that true? One of the main factors that contribute to this program to be first on my list of choices is the fact that in addition to getting a degree, you also get a useful diploma which enables you to get a highly demanded job, as a paramedic. Other programs that I am considering are either a bio program at either Ryerson or Brock (to simply get a higher GPA) as well as Life Science at McMaster. With these programs, however, the potential possibility of not making it into medical school can be devastating. However, if the correct courses are taken, there is a chance to venture my way into dentistry or podiatry. Ultimately, what do you think would be the best course of action for me?
Matt-101 posted a topic in Non-Traditional Applicants/Grad StudentsHello, I was always interested in emergency medicine and I thought it might be great experience to participate in a program abroad to gain a new perspective on the job. I was searching the possibilities there are, and I found this thing called Czech Hospital Placements Program. The page about their emergency department says that you can observe the doctors even during night shifts and it all seems really exciting. But I am not sure, if I want to participate, because I don't know anyone who has already experienced it. Don't you guys have any experience with this program? Any help is appreciated Thank you in advance!
I have been a paramedic for a year. I went to school for it and did decent during the writing part but not as well in my clinical time but I still got through it. I only work about 4-8 shifts a month and I am not improving at it, I'm not getting better. I thought that if I kept going with it, it would get better but it has not. I am not happy with this job any more but I can't tell if it is because of my lack of experience or the fact that I am not good at it. Also, my manager has just put me through a mentorship program and it is just about to start to help me improve at my job (so clearly it is a problem). Should I keep trying as a paramedic or find a new career and explain why please?