As part of an ongoing partnership, three Rockville Rams spent February 7, 2013 “learning by doing” by riding-along with EMTs from the Ambulance Service of Manchester. They learned first-hand whether a career in medicine, or specifically a career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is right for them. The following was excerpted from a thank you card:
Dear Mike and Mike (Supervisors Sparks and Panciera):
I want to thank you so much for your time with me on my job shadow day. Sitting in the ambulance, being able to watch what you guys do, and seeing how you guys car for other people was amazing. You two are such caring and great people.
I would love to learn more and become an EMT. I think each and every EMT is great because they are the first line of defense in caring for someone’s life. I wish the best to you guys.
MANCHESTER — Students from Rockville High School (RHS) spent the day “learning by doing” by riding-along with EMTs from the Ambulance Service of Manchester.
As part of an ongoing partnership, three Rockville Rams learned first-hand whether a career in medicine, or specifically a career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is right for them. They were assigned to an EMT-Basic or EMT-Paramedic level ambulance a five hour job shadow experience. During that time they toured the facility, were shown the ambulance and equipment and went on real 911 calls and inter-facility transports. Through this they witnessed the day-to-day activities of an EMT in commercial EMS.
EMS careers draw interest from young people who want and feel they need variation in their day-to-day. Often they do not know what they ultimately want to do but they are usually quite sure they do not want to work in a static environment such as a cubicle. Often those who are looking for a career in medicine shadow in EMS to see the leading edge of the emergency care system.
One student was back for her second year and among another student’s goals for the day was to deliver a baby. Check back to see what happens!