Paramedic Hybrid Education Programs Brings Learning Opportunities to Everyone

In the lobby of the National Medical Education &Training Center in West Bridgewater, Mass., hangs a large map of the world peppered with red dot stickers. (See photo above.) The stickers represent the places our paramedic students come from— Qatar, Australia, Switzerland, the Philippines, Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, Ireland, St. Croix, the Cayman Islands, the Turks and Caicos Islands and points throughout North America. Each dot tells a story about why the student couldn’t attend a local paramedic program and what drove them to enroll in nontraditional education. Their personal journeys are long with many obstacles, including the constant need to overcome the negative connotation that surrounds attending a hybrid paramedic program. For more than 30 years, brick and mortar classrooms have been the only way EMS education was delivered in many parts of the world, so why change the model? EVOLVING DELIVERY MODELS Our profession had begun to dabble in online continuing education classes, but most initial paramedic programs still continued with the same traditional delivery model they’d used since the 1970s with students and an educator in a physical classroom, where technology isn’t used for any part of the course, and quizzes and exams are taken using paper and a writing tool. I began to question my own teaching methods years ago after an EMT approached me to see if there was an alternative way she could attend paramedic school. She was divorced and ta...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Administration and Leadership Education & Training Source Type: news

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