Medic Up! Podcast Episode #5 – Kirstin (Not Kristen) 2012 Paramedic Graduate

Kirstin (not Kristen) is the EMS Veteran of the group having just completed her 5th year in EMS practice. She sits down to share some insights of being a very young student  paramedic with very little life experience, progressing through paramedic school and being a new medic in a busy system. She started EMT school, taking the “Zero – to – Hero” route right out of high school and becoming a medic at 20 years old; effectively putting her in a position where she can administer narcotics but not buy a drink at the bar!

We talk about mentors, waiting 5 years to cardiovert a patient in the field, goal setting to  progress though an EMS career and that stomach butterfly / flip-flop thing when the tones drop.

If you’ve been listening to the series I think you can easily draw parallels between each of these “new” medics who shared similar experiences coming up in EMS. I think you can hear the difference between the 2 year medic vs the 5 year medic.  In the next and final episode in the “Recent Paramedic Graduate” series we will hear from a brand – spanking – new paramedic in the middle of his survival year. He’s straight forward and honest about his journey and I know you guys will dig it. Stick around!


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