- Paramedic Program
- Certification Courses
I am a first generation American. My parents immigrated to the Boston area before I was born. I always wanted to be a First Responder because I could see the importance of the work, and knew I was not suited for a regular full-time desk job. I enrolled at Bunker Hill Community College and then transferred to Salem State College, majoring in Criminal Justice and hoped to be a police officer someday. I found that I loved the medical side of being a First Responder, so I earned my EMT certificate and, after only a few months, I knew I wanted to take my education further and complete my training as a paramedic.
Being bilingual has also been a real advantage for me, my patients, and my colleagues. When a patient is in an emergency situation, they are often confused and frightened, and being unable to communicate with the emergency team only exacerbates things. It is so rewarding to be able to show these patients that they are understood and their needs are being met, and it’s a huge relief to so many people. I am not only drawn to paramedicine because I can really make a difference in people’s lives, but also because I know I am setting a great example for my two sons. Being a mom and a student certainly has its challenges, but I know my children see my hard work and are proud of me.
I work for Fallon Ambulance Service and began researching paramedic training programs some time ago. I was looking for excellence, and everyone said that Pro EMS Center for MEDICS is the best of the best. I knew they had an intense program, and as a mother of two young boys, I knew I had to maximize my time. I appreciated that the accelerated program offered me options to work around my own schedule. The support of the staff and faculty is outstanding – they really work with you to help you succeed, no matter what else you may have in your life.
I love that Pro EMS takes learning to the next level by offering amazing hands-on opportunities such as simulation labs, cadaver programs, excellent ride time and outstanding clinical opportunities. The instructors are very involved with the students, and are always available to answer questions. The state-of-the-art training facilities really help us feel prepared to go out on the job.
“I asked around and everyone said Pro EMS Center for MEDICS is the best. They have an intense program and are one of the most respected paramedic education centers in the country.”
I really appreciate the fact that Pro EMS Center for MEDICS has established a good rapport with a wide variety of Boston-area hospitals. My clinical rotation at Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, MA was extraordinary. The staff is open, supportive and helpful, offering us many ways to learn and grow. My ride time has also been an awesome experience, challenging my knowledge and assessment skills while exposing me to different styles and situations. Though I was nervous to begin these hands-on experiences, Center For Medics really prepared me to meet the challenge.
I am excited to complete my paramedic training at Pro EMS Center for MEDICS and continue my work at Fallon Ambulance, possibly continuing as a nursing student someday. The support and education I have received here is first-rate. I look forward to being able to making a real difference in the community and to an amazing future with my two boys.