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January 2013 (Cambridge, MA) – The Professional Ambulance (Pro EMS) Center for MEDICS is pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the Medical Directors’ Award for Clinical Excellence is Cambridge Firefighter Paramedic Ian Moynihan. The award was presented during the December graduation ceremony, in which nearly twenty paramedic interns participated. The Clinical Excellence Award recognizes significant achievement during the internship component of the paramedic education program. The internship is the final component of the year-long program and requires that the intern complete at least 250 hours of service in multiple departments at a local hospital and at least 250 hours of ambulance ride-time.
“Achieving the Clinical Excellence Award means a lot to me,” says Moynihan, who has been a Cambridge firefighter for two years. “It’s encouraging to know that I’m headed in the right direction as far as providing great patient care.”
Instructors and preceptors chose Moynihan to receive the Clinical Excellence Award based on his performance during clinical and field internships. Preceptors’ evaluations, patient assessment skills, and technical skills competency are also factored into the decision.
“Ian’s attitude, quest for knowledge, professionalism, and willingness to learn something from everyone really maximized his internship experience, and made him the perfect recipient for this award. He was really committed to the entire educational process,” said Danielle Thomas, Director of Pro EMS Center for MEDICS.
The Center for MEDICS paramedic program is comprised of six different modules, each of which builds upon the previous one. The first four modules begin with a general foundation and moves into more advanced and specific areas of knowledge, combining classroom time with advanced simulation lab experiences that provide hands-on opportunities to apply the interns’ newly gained knowledge. The paramedic program culminates in the internship experience, a total of twenty weeks spent in hospital departments and ambulances participating in real patient encounters.
“Although the program works hard to ensure the interns’ success, at the end of the day it is really on the paramedic intern to go above and beyond and maximize their potential. Ian did exactly that,” said Thomas.
About Professional Ambulance Service
Professional Ambulance Service (Pro EMS) provides emergency medical services to the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts in conjunction with the Cambridge Fire, Police, Emergency Communications and Public Health Departments. Additionally, Pro EMS provides emergency medical services to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professional Ambulance has proudly served the citizens, students, and visitors of Cambridge for over 35 years. For more information, visit www.proems.com or call 617.492.2700.
About Pro EMS Center for MEDICS
As the first, and only, nationally accredited paramedic program in the state of Massachusetts, Pro EMS Center for MEDICS offers one of the most rigorous paramedic programs in the U.S., as well as a variety of specialty courses that are designed to allow EMS service providers to achieve the highest standards in the industry.
The Center works with all members of the EMS community – from EMTs and Paramedics to Firefighters, Police Officers, Military Personnel, Physicians, and Nurses. It is the only EMS educational facility in Massachusetts to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The Center is also accredited by Massachusetts Department of Public Health as a Training Institution.
For more information about Pro EMS Center for MEDICS please visit www.centerformedics.com or call (617) 682-1811.