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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 patients.

 

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