Medical Education & Training Center - Testimonials
Classroom Was Just Like A Real Classroom
wanted to thank you again for the amazing, online,
distance paramedic program that you have put together.
I would have never been able to move forward from
my intermediate with a full time job and family.
The online program was outstanding! I must say,
the interactive classroom was just like a real
classroom, and a great learning environment. Your
organization and presentation of material consistently
challenges the students to think in-depth about
how to best understand the workings of the body’s
systems, disease processes, and EMS care. For
those students who may be challenged by life’s
other commitments, the online program is a great
option. I myself live almost 2 hours from the
closest paramedic program, and without the online
capability offered by this program, it never would
have happened. I can’t thank you, and the
group of instructors you put together, enough.
This was an amazing program, and I’m proud
to be an alumni. Keep up the good work, and look
for some of my colleagues and friends to be in
your upcoming programs! Thanks again Brad.
Maine – Ed - EMT-I/Paramedic
Program Itself Exceeded My Expectations
interested in completing my education to the paramedic
level, but the problem was that I have a full
time day job and a family of 5. Every other conventional
paramedic program I came across conflicted with
these things, but I was determined to find a way
to accomplish my goal. It was at that point that
I came across a one-of-a-kind, hybrid program
that presented the didactic program online, the
labs at their campus, and later in my home town,
the clinical and field rotations. I thought I
was hallucinating. I read the program description
4 times! I had finally found what I was looking
the questions arose: •
Is the program supported by their state?
• Is the program accredited? •
Is the program taught by professional, experienced,
intelligent, and credentialed instructors?
• Is the cost consistent with other programs?
• Is the program taught to the NREMT-P
level? • How will I complete the clinicals
and the field rotations? • What distinguishes
this program from all the others?
Not only were each of these questions answered
to my satisfaction, the program itself exceeded
my expectations in every way. If you are looking
for a high quality paramedic program that: respects
your schedule and intelligence,enables you to
keep your job, charges a competitive fee and provides
experienced, credentialed instructors, then this
program is what you’ve been looking for!
This program exceeds the common program with distinctively
designed learning resources that are both exceptional
and novel. I did my research and discovered that
this program goes well beyond conventional programs
and will definitely exceed your expectations.
Brad Newbury, the instructor/coordinator, is one
of the finest teachers I have ever had. He uses
intellectual modeling, experience of self and
others, and visual aids of all sorts to make the
intangible…tangible. While obtaining my
BS degree, I recall many professors teaching out
of the book to complete their curriculum responsibility,
but Mr. Newbury has the curriculum in his blood!
If you want to keep your quality of life and learn
around your schedule, then there is no other class
for you! If you are reading this, then you too
have found what you were looking for. Don’t
let this opportunity pass you by!
- Scott Kitograd - EMT-CC / Paramedic Intern
Would, And Do, Recommend This Program To Everyone!
you so much for having the vision and courage
to create an online paramedic program. Like most,
I’m sure, I had a childhood dream of becoming
a paramedic, but after entering the field, became
stuck at the EMT level. I live on the west coast
where the pay is low and most fire jobs require
you to be a paramedic. After eight years in the
911 system as an EMT, I sat myself down one day
and decided to give up on that dream. Having five
kids, a mortgage, and other responsibilities kept
me from being able to attend a traditional program
as I could never take off work for a year or more.
In addition, the programs in my area have a very
low pass rate, there is hoop after hoop to jump
through to get into the program, and for those
who are fortunate enough to receive one of the
“coveted spots”, you enter a learning
environment more suited to exposing your ignorance
than building up your skill base. Brad’s
program proved to be an answer to my prayers.
From day one, it was an environment of learning,
an environment of complimenting us on our strengths,
and providing the means for us to improve upon
our weaknesses. The online format was perfect!
It was no different than a traditional classroom
in that you could interact with both the instructors
and fellow students. One great exception to a
traditional format was the luxury of being able
to watch the recordings if you missed something
while taking notes or were unable to view the
entire class the night it was offered…a
huge bonus! That really helped me in my studies.
I would, and do, recommend this program to everyone!
You have prepared me to go out on the streets
and take care of patients in a way that I don’t
feel any other program could accomplish. You and
your staff’s dedication to EMS, and students
of EMS, truly set you apart from the rest. Thank
you for helping me reach my goals and making my
dream of becoming a Paramedic come true!
– Christian – EMT-B/Paramedic Intern
Honestly Feel That I Could Not Have Had A Better
in Brad’s 2008-2009 paramedic program with
two primary reasons in mind. The first entailed
an absolute love of my job as a Basic EMT and
wanting to further my career in EMS. The second
reason involved my ultimately aspiration to a
career as an emergency room physician, and I wanted
an abundance of relevant medical experience prior
to entering medical school. The paramedic program
I participated in allowed me to fulfill both of
these goals, proving a confident entrance into
paramedicine, as well as affording me a wealth
of knowledge and experience that I will carry
with me wherever medicine takes me in the future.
Brad’s teaching methods provide students
with both the medical knowledge and practical
skills needed to be successful paramedics. He
challenges his students with questions and requires
active participation in his lectures and practical
teachings. Another major advantage to attending
a program run by Brad is that he surrounds himself
with competent and qualified instructors and personnel
who bring the medical field to life with a wealth
of past experiences, as well as insightful information
on what will be expected from us after the class
concludes. Brad also makes it clear that learning
and growth in medicine is an ongoing experience,
and needs to be continued throughout the EMS professional’s
career. I honestly feel that I could not have
had a better learning experience than that which
was provided to me by Brad and his staff, and
I would not hesitate for a second to continue
to be involved with, and attend, any program that
Brad is affiliated with.
Though I did not participate in the online program,
the majority of the tests, quizzes, and homework
assignments required for my program were internet-based.
As a full time college student, working part time
and enrolled in the paramedic program, the online
assignments allowed me to complete work when studying
was convenient for me. In addition, the online
database of previously taken quizzes, homework
assignments, and tests provide a valuable study
tool when preparing for the in-class midterm and
final, as well as the State Written Exam.
I highly recommend Brad’s paramedic program
to anyone looking to advance their knowledge of
medicine and further their careers in the Emergency
Medical Services. As a former graduate of Brad’s,
I can personally testify to the medical knowledge
and practical skills that students emerging from
his instruction possess. I am currently working
as a paramedic for a company which provides both
interfacility Advanced Life Support transportation,
as well as 911 backup, for two major cities in
Southeastern Massachusetts. I function as the
sole ALS provider on the truck, and routinely
work with Basic EMT partners. Being the sole paramedic,
all the medical decisions regarding patient care
falls on my experience and the knowledge I have
gained through my education. I graduated from
Brad’s program both confident in my decision-making
processes, as well as in my ability to recognize
and effectively treat any major medical condition
that is presented to me in the field.
Brad makes it clear in his instruction that the
EMS field is based on human interaction. During
the program, I not only learned the skills needed
to be a competent paramedic, but about patient
interaction and how to communicate with patient’s
families. I use this special, and often neglected,
set of skills on a daily basis, and credit my
positive and caring attitude to the example and
teachings that Brad provides to his students throughout