On behalf of Vice Dean Paul Wallach and the Department of Emergency Medicine, we are pleased to offer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training for up to 25 participants.

 This class will be free of charge and will allow the graduates of this course to: 1) Gain EMT certification, 2) Develop core clinical patient skills, 3) Complete disaster response certification and 4) Develop medical documentation skills. This course is voluntary and is designed to provide students a foundation for clinical medicine by teaching basic patient assessment skills, improving medical communication skills, and affording opportunities to work and interact locally at an early level in your medical career with our EMS and emergency medical personnel and leaders. All participants will take the National Registry EMT exam and if passed, will receive certification as a licensed EMT in the state of Georgia.

 The syllabus for the course is attached and outlines the course requirements and time commitment. The EMT course consists of over 160 hours of in-depth emergency lessons that cover Introduction to EMS, Medical documentation, Basic Airway Management, Patient Assessment, Medical Emergencies, Trauma Emergencies, Ambulance Operations, and Advanced Airway Management. The course is set up to have a hybrid model of education consisting of both online and live didactic lectures, small group case studies, and procedural lab instruction.

 Students who wish to participate must commit to attending 100% of all classes, labs and clinical training for the on campus portions usually held mid-week (Tuesday and Thursdays). Wednesdays and at least 1 weekend will also require local attendance to complete one’s clinical rotation and patient encounters.

 The course is limited to 25 and a lottery selection process will be used for more than 25 applicants.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns or questions jmcmanus@augusta.edu.

COL (ret) John McManus MD, MBA, MCR, FACEP, FAAEM
EMS Fellowship and Georgia Region VI EMS Director
Professor Emergency Medicine
Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia
Center of Operational Medicine