TJC, ETMC partner in emergency medical services

Published on Thursday, 14 August 2014 13:15 - Written by

STAFF REPORTS

A partnership between Tyler Junior College and East Texas Medical Center will strengthen the college’s health care programs and improve professional development opportunities for ETMC, officials said.

The agreement will be between the college’s emergency medical services professions program and the ETMC EMS.

T.C. Howard, who is ETMC EMS director of clinical educational services, will serve as supervisor of TJC’s academic and training programs for emergency medical services professions.

TJC offers EMT-Basic, Advanced EMT and Paramedic options for its students, according to a college news release.

College and ETMC officials said the partnership will allow both parties to take advantage of the best they have to offer.

TJC students will get excellent professional training and clinical/field internship opportunities.

They also will have access to an ambulance simulator, which will depict real-life scenarios and instruments used in emergency situations.

ETMC will work with the college to schedule required professional development training for ETMC EMS personnel throughout the TJC service area.

The partnership is effective with the start of this fall semester.