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Alumni Spotlight: Paramedic Graduate Scott Werking

Posted: May 22, 2020 by Diane Smith

Scott Werking is a 2018 graduate of our Mesa campus Paramedic associate degree program. He grew up dreaming of being a police officer, but it was after an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course, that he fell in love with emergency medicine and knew he wanted to become a paramedic.
Here’s his story.
“Growing up, I always wanted to become a police officer, so when I turned 18, I signed up for an EMT course. My plan was to get experience and improve my resume so that I could get into the police department, but I fell in love with emergency medicine during that course. I realized there was nothing more I wanted to do with my life than become a paramedic firefighter.
Upon the recommendation of a friend who had gone through Pima Medical Institute's Paramedic program, I enrolled in the program. On the first day, I remember feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work that would be required, but my instructors were fantastic, and they helped us all along the way. It's a challenging and stressful program, but it is also a lot of fun and worth it! My classmates and I became great friends, and our class almost felt like one big, dysfunctional, happy family.
I was nervous at the beginning but learned so much and had great experiences during my clinical and field experiences. The whole EMS community is very small and supportive, and it's a great profession to be in.
Pima Medical has a really good reputation in the community and has done a great job preparing students like me for the paramedic field.”
Are you driven to serve? Check out our Paramedic program, offered in both Las Vegas and Mesa, Arizona.  Check out pmi.edu to learn more.

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