Community support has helped the Foundation develop a world-class paramedic training program. The national Joint Review Committee on Education Programs for Paramedics describes the training program as “extremely unique,” and points to the significant advantages of “funding from the Medic One Foundation, probably the only one of its kind in the nation.”
- What makes our Medic One Paramedic Training Program so unique?
- How does the Foundation support the continuing education of our region’s paramedics?
- Welcome Paramedic Training Class #39!
- Please help train 14 paramedic students this year!
- Learn more about the Paramedic Training Program
What makes our Medic One Paramedic Training Program so unique?
Community support ensures that Medic One paramedic students:
- Receive instruction from physicians who are University of Washington faculty members.
- Have access to state-of-the-art training aids and equipment.
- Acquire extensive training in the field under the direct supervision of experienced paramedics. Medic One paramedic students have an average of 700 patient contacts – more than three times the national average.
- Have sufficient guidance and opportunity to perform procedures that, in the past, were only performed by physicians, and now rarely performed by paramedics outside of King County and Washington State. Medic One paramedic students undergo 2,500 hours of instruction, compared to the national recommendation of 1,100 hours.
- Have the advantage of learning procedures that are constantly updated through independent scientific research and development, and constant evaluation of treatments and outcomes.
- Undergo a rigorous internship experience with written evaluations by senior paramedics and physicians.
How does the Foundation support the continuing education of our region’s paramedics?
In addition to funding the paramedic training program, the Foundation sponsors:
- 30 hours of continuing medical education classes each year for more than 280 paramedics
- Surgical airway management laboratories for paramedics to ensure optimum performance.
- Advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support classes.
- New training equipment.
- Scholarships for paramedics to attend local EMS conferences and classes.
- Live video feed of continuing medical education classes for paramedics and EMS providers throughout Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
Welcome Paramedic Training Class #40!
Fifteen students representing emergency services providers throughout our region have been accepted into the Medic One Paramedic Training Program. Their training began in October and will extend through July. During that time, they will undergo 2,500 hours of rigorous training, including classroom instruction, clinical rotations at Seattle Children’s, UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center, as well as extensive field training supervised by experienced senior paramedics.
Welcome class #40!
Bellevue Fire Department: Daniel Robbs, Ronald Rood
Everett Fire Department: Jack Murrin
King County Medic One: Nicholas Fugate, Tahlia Mills, Kristen Sloboden
Lake Stevens Fire Department: Lisa Defendbaugh
Marysville Fire Department: Chad Bonner
North Kitsap Fire and Rescue: Garren Dukes, Nicholas Johnson
Seattle Fire Department: David Barber, Gene Goodner, Jason Lynch, Becky Mathews, Joseph Tibig
Please help train 15 paramedic students this year!
You can guarantee that each paramedic student is trained to the highest level possible by helping to purchase items needed for this year’s training!
Sponsor one paramedic student: $25,000
Support the entire class by contribution to:
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support Training: $7,500
- Graduation Lunch: $5,000
- Emergency Drill Training & Supplies: $5,000
- Lab Equipment & Supplies: $2,500
- Cars for Extrication Training: $1,000
- Medical Text Books: $1,000 (15 sets needed)
- Ten Hours of Physician Instruction: $500 (125 hours needed)
- Medical Equipment: $200 (15 sets needed)
Learn more about the Paramedic Training Program
For more information on the Medic One Paramedic Training Program, please visit their website at www.uwpmt.org.