North Campus Paramedic Students Win CLINCON Competition in Orlando
A team of Paramedic Program students from the North Campus competed in the 27th Annual Bill Shearer International Advanced and Basic Life Support Competition in Orlando in July, receiving first place in the student division. There were 11 student teams from various Paramedic programs, competing this year, including three from southeast Florida. The Broward College students were coached by David Wirth who just completed his first year as full time faculty in the Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Program. The student team was awarded a plaque at the ALS/BLS Competition Awards Ceremony following the competition.
The competition is designed to provide EMT and Paramedic teams an opportunity to compete against other national and international ALS/BLS teams to test their skills. The 2-day competition is very fast paced and includes dynamic, realistic scenarios. Teams prepare for the competition months in advance to win bragging rights for the next year.
The Broward College Paramedic Program is under the direction of Joel Harris and is offered on the Central and North Campuses. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and accepts 160 students each semester. The Emergency Medical Services Programs are part of the Health Sciences under the direction of Dr. Gregory Ferenchak and under the leadership of North Campus President, Dr. Avis Proctor.
Dr. Avis Proctor recognized the team and faculty for their excellent work on July 29, 2015 where she presented certificates to each student. The team included Giovanni Hart, Jesse Miller, Jeff Solomon and Austin Sovay. The Broward College team was led by Jesse Miller.