Medical students as EMTs: skill building, confidence and professional formation

  title={Medical students as EMTs: skill building, confidence and professional formation},
  author={Thomas G Kwiatkowski and William Rennie and Alice Fornari and Salaahuddin Akbar},
  journal={Medical Education Online},
Objective The first course of the medical curriculum at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, From the Person to the Professional: Challenges, Privileges and Responsibilities, provides an innovative early clinical immersion. The course content specific to the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) curriculum was developed using the New York State Emergency Medical Technician curriculum. Students gain early legitimate clinical experience and practice clinical skills as team members in the… 
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