- Paramedic Program
- Certification Courses
I spent much of my early childhood in Korea, but grew up in Bedford, MA. Now, I am a sophomore in Art History at Amherst College and I am taking a year off to pursue my EMS certification. At Amherst, I received my EMT certificate and have served on the Amherst College Emergency Medical Service (ACEMS) where I also serve on the Board of Directors. I love working at ACEMS and have also been involved in training future EMTs, monitoring incoming emergency calls, and scheduling volunteers. My co-workers at ACEMS really inspired me to continue on to paramedic training. Their leadership and dedication showed me what my future in emergency medicine could look like.
I had several people in the field highly recommend Pro Center for MEDICS. Here, I can get the hands-on training I need to really excel. Pro is unique, providing greater amounts of ride time, simulation labs, and truly dedicated staff that is always there to answer questions and help us become the best we can be. I am also excited that I can obtain certificates beyond those required to be a paramedic.
Pro Center for MEDICS is about more than just training, however. The staff and students really get out into the community and make a difference from Day 1.
“I feel so fortunate to have the incredible opportunity to study at Pro EMS Center for MEDICS. I really appreciate the high quality of the instruction and the hands-on training!”
I have been able to participate in the community initiatives that Pro EMS Center for MEDICS organizes and manages. For example, I provided CPR training for the public at the CambridgeSide Galleria, and I really look forward to more events like that.
I am also really excited to have the opportunity to work at some of the best hospitals in the country. During my clinical training, I was placed with physicians and nurses at Mt. Auburn Hospital, where I had the chance to learn from the very best. One of the coolest things I observed was how much of an impact good communication has on effective patient care. I also learned the in-hospital protocols for procedures that we may encounter in the field. These experiences and connections will be invaluable to me in my future career in medicine.
I am really looking forward to completing my Paramedic Certification and returning to my junior year at Amherst. While there, I will continue working as an EMT on campus and will return to my art history studies. It might seem a to be a strange major for someone interested in medicine, but I truly believe that learning to understand the context and meaning of art will help me to become a better diagnostician. Eventually, I want to become a physician in emergency medicine, and my training at Pro EMS Center for MEDICS combined with my academic work will really prepare me for this path in life.