Medic Mindset

Hosted ByGinger Locke

Ginger Locke is a paramedic and professor of EMS students in the US. She has long been fascinated with the inner-workings of medics’ minds. In this podcast, she interviews medics face-to-face, in long, intimate format. She thoughtfully asks her guests to open up about their mindset, routines, mistakes, thought-processes, and lessons hard-learned.

She is on twitter @gingerlockeatx and show notes from each episode can be found at

All Episodes

The Limit of Jace

Critical care and flight medic, Jace Mullen and Ginger discuss all things medical and rock climbing. Topics include: The Principle of Charity in arguments, why code-switching is an essential skill of paramedics, how to be a good re-tweeter, what still…

Thinking: Pediatric Respiratory

Shownotes at After seeing ‘s talk in ‘ free Refresh 2021, I knew Medic Mindset listeners needed to hear from her. She is an and an EMS Associate Medical Director in San Diego, CA. In…

Reading: Dr. Maia Dorsett

What do the greats of EMS read? EM Physician and EMS educator, Dr. Maia Dorsett shares what, when and how she reads.

Reading: Michael Herbert

What do the greats of EMS read? Paramedic Michael Herbert shares what, when and how he reads.

Reading: Nyssa Hattaway

What do the greats of EMS read? Flight Nurse Nyssa Hattaway shares what, when and how she reads. 

Mixtape: The One Book

What’s the one book you’d recommend to a brand new paramedic? 3 guests answer this one question. The guests are: Flight Nurse, Nyssa Hattaway. Paramedic, Michael Herbert. EM Physician, Dr. Maia Dorsett.

Thinking: Lift Assist

Dr. Maia Dorsett discusses how she thinks about the Lift Assist patient.  

Pump the brakes.

How do we let each other know that a fellow medic has died? The guest in this episode, Christa Stedman, is a Public Information Officer (PIO) for Austin-Travis County EMS. Together, we sort through her thought-process about delivering tragic news….

Thinking: Bradycardia

So thrilled to have Dr. Heidi Abraham as a guest in The Thinking Series. She discusses causes of bradycardia and the mindset needed to approach patients who are bradycardic.