Medical Students Ride Along with Paramedics in EMS Elective Course
Sarah Balgord and Shelby Harris, both fourth-year Wake Forest
School of Medicine students, 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 the
state 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 like Balgord and Harris 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