I always wanted to go into the field of medicine when I was in high school. I wanted to become a researcher and find a cure for cancer. I was accepted into a pre-med program and a few weeks before college started my grandmother passed away this devastated me. I dropped out of college and started to explore other options. I remembered a very personal incident involving watching a fire-fighter perform CPR (I was only 8 at the time but it stuck with me).
The year after giving up on college I started my journey in EMS. I took my EMT course and started working as an EMT and then went to MassBay CC where I received my certificate in Paramedicine. Over the last 25 years I have held multiple roles EMT, 911 dispatcher, paramedic, training officer, supervisor, clinical manager and my current role as Education and Training Supervisor. I quickly learned that I liked teaching others what I do and started taking classes in everything EMS that I could become an instructor in. The list is too long to share all.
Today I teach dispatchers, EMT, paramedics, police officers, firefighters, and nurses to name a few. I travel over a large portion of Massachusetts to teach most of it in the MetroWest area.
I am very passionate about sharing my knowledge with others and then watching them perform a skill that I taught them on a real patient. The field of medicine is ever changing and if you are not prepared for a lifetime of learning this is not the career path for you.