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The Prehospital Emergency Care Podcast
The National Association of EMS Physician's Prehospital Emergency Care Journal Podcast where we have fun and engaging discussion with authors of the most up to date prehospital research. Listen, Learn it, Love it, and talk to us at!

Apr 12, 2019

Prehospital Emergency Care Podcast


Paramedic Education Requirements

"A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge."

~Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones



More paramedic education is always beneficial.  But should a secondary degree be mandated for paramedicine?  How much education should EMS providers be required to attain?  How would this initiative be supported? 

Some say yes to required further education while others defer (see bibliography below).  

What are we to do?  Hmm...

To address this very topic, our fellow podcaster and friend Ginger Locke @gingerlockeATX of the @medicmindset podcast

along with Hillary Gates @gateshil of @EMSWorldNews

helped record an engaging discussion at the NAEMSP 2019 Conference 


Dr. Ed Racht @ed_racht,

Dr. David Tan @papatan911,

Dr. Pickett @DrJRPickett,

THE Mike McEvoy @mcevoymike,

Dr. Brandon Bleess @BBBleess,

Dr. Scott Bourn

and Dr. Hawnwan Moy of the @pecpodcast.

With the permission of our friend at the Medic Mindset podcast, we proudly present to you this month's small batch. 

Click here to download now!

We hope you enjoy this podcast and THANK YOU For listening!

Hawnwan Philip Moy MD (@pecpodcast)

Scott Goldberg MD, MPH (@EMS_Boston)

Jeremiah Escajeda MD, MPH (@jerescajeda)

Joelle Donofrio DO (@PEMems)

  Supporting Documents

Prehospital Emergency Care Position Statement on Proposed Degree Requirements

International Association of Fire Chiefs: Oppose Propose Degree Requirements 

IAFF-Maintaining Access to Paramedic Education