- Paramedic Program
- Certification Courses
I was born and raised in Southern California. I came to the Boston area to train at Pro EMS Center for MEDICS. It has always been my dream to help people and make a difference in the local community, so I can help those who struggle and maybe make this a better world.
I am grateful to have a family that supports me in these goals. Both my parents have really allowed me to learn and grow. My mother is an LVN and has an amazing heart. She does a lot of home care and hospice work, and shares my love of helping people. My step-father is an analyst for a water agency in San Bernadino County and teaches at the local college. Jeanette, my fiancé, has also been a huge supporter of my work, and I’m grateful to have her in my life.
I have a diverse background. While I was studying to become a nurse, I worked in auto sales and marketing and tended bar. I believe these experiences have given me a unique understanding of people from all walks of life. I was originally certified as an EMT at a community college in California and then recertified by the CA Institute of Emergency Medical Training. Though I liked my nursing courses, I found that I really wanted to be out in the community, always learning, growing and stretching myself.
I was very excited to come to Pro EMS Center for MEDICS. It is rated as one of the top training programs in the country, and is a large part of why I came to the Boston area. The instructors here inspire me to go above and beyond what I need to know to just do the job. I appreciate the hands-on training, the cadaver labs and the simulation labs. I like that there are uniforms and the team enforces a strict standard of behavior among the students. They expect a lot from us, but they are always there to help and guide our training. They really want us to succeed.
My clinical rotation at Mt. Auburn hospital was very eye-opening. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the hospital staff, particularly the ER nurses. They all work so hard caring for patients, charting, keeping track of doctor orders and tests, and so much more! I have a renewed respect for their diligence and patience.
“Pro EMS Center for MEDICS is rated one of the best training programs in the country. The instructors inspire me to go above and beyond what I need to know to do the job.”
The work that Pro does in the community is also inspiring. I like the fact that I can participate in community CPR events and initiatives to improve community health throughout Boston. I am inspired by our Director of Community Initiatives, Danielle Rabickow, and all that she does to reach out to people in Cambridge and beyond.
Pro EMS Center for MEDICS will train me well for my ultimate goal of becoming a Flight MEDIC. While here, I am able to work with Boston MedFlight, which is an amazing asset to the program. My training is giving me the real-life, hands-on experiences I need to become a great paramedic and truly serve my community.