Medical Students Ride Along with Paramedics in EMS Elective Course

Sarah Balgord and Shelby Harris, both Wake Forest School of Medicine graduates, now have a unique perspective on medical care after participating in an emergency medical services elective course.

Wake Forest School of Medicine is the first medical school in North Carolina to offer such a course, which allows students to ride along with paramedics and first responders in Surry and Iredell counties.

The goal is to provide students with a wide array of real-life experiences to help them better understand health disparities, increase their empathy and help to improve the treatment and outcomes for patients.

Medical Students Ride Along with Paramedics

Wake Forest School of Medicine is the first medical school in the state to offer an emergency medical services elective course, which allows students to ride along with paramedics and gives them a unique perspective on medical care.