Questions for Dr Drees

In the next week or so I’m going to be interviewing Dr Bill Drees, the head of the Lone Star College-North Harris EMS program. As a student I’ve got a few questions for him, but what about the rest of you?

Dr Drees says he has strong opinions about how EMS education should be done, and I know some of our listeners do as well. What questions do you have for the head of one of 15 accredited programs in Texas?

Leave them in the comments below.

  • I’d like to find out what his views are on expanding the amount of distance learning allowed for re-certification of providers? Many EMS providers are working two jobs to make ends meet. Having a cost-effective and time-saving way to gain continuing education credits is imperative in retention of our existing providers.

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  • What would you change to BLS training?

  • Simon

    What curriculum changes does he think are necessary to form a good base for increased pay for medics?

  • Tina

    I’d be interested to know what he thinks are good things for a high school student to do to prepare for a career in EMS?

  • Tina:

    You are a day too late. I had the interview yesterday.

    We have talked a couple of times on the Podcast about high schoolers
    going into EMT class. Kelly’s big advice is that it is going to be
    harder than high school was. There is a lot of material and little
    hand holding.

    Dr. Drees did mention that many of the students they get aren’t
    prepared academically.

    Ron