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Re:

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:53 am
by will381796
IceJBreaker wrote:Whatever you do, make sure you are doing it because you want to and not because you feel you need to.


That's great advice. Don't do these things because you think you're giving yourself some bonus points on a med school application. Do them because you want the experience. Otherwise you'll find yourself hating the experience and you won't gain much in the way of experience or knoweldge.

Re: CNA and/or EMT

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:59 am
by jhtran
I would pick EMT. With EMT, you are not working directly under anyway. Yes, there is a chain of command, but when you are out there in the field, you are your own boss. More responsibility definitely, but the rewarding feeling is there. You are actively engaged in saving someone's life. I'm an EMT, and I could say that EMT will always save more people than CNA will, and that's for the experience and rewarding feeling.

If you are not into trauma and adrenaline rush... then CNA is a better choice.

jhtran

Re: CNA and/or EMT

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:23 am
by CaribMD
A basic EMT will not be able to do much then drive an Ambulance, you need additional training for the Cardiac stuff. ( I know I was a EMT-B many moons ago) CNA does not do too much either, but you have way more Patient contact and Doc/Nurses contact.