🤔🤯5 Things You Need To Do Before Paramedic School 🤯🤔
1️⃣ Make Sure You're In A Heathy Routine and Meal Plan Prior To School
2️⃣ Find a Mentor or Study Group
3️⃣ Identify Your Learning Style
4️⃣ Complete an Anatomy and Physiology Course
5️⃣ Study up on your BLS knowledge
Speaker 1: (00:01)
Hey everyone, Jeff with master medics here today we are talking about five things you need to do before you get into paramedic school. You know, one of the first things that you're going to hear when you ask this question to a bunch of people that have gone through paramedic school is that you're gonna have to say goodbye to your family. You're gonna have to say goodbye to your friends going out with your friends are gonna have to say goodbye to the gym and eating healthy eating or anything along those lines. And that's basically what people, here they are and they're saying goodbye to their life until paramedic school is over. While it may be true that a lot of people have had to do that a past, the truth is that there is a way to have a healthy balance if you learn to plan ahead. And that's what this podcast will help you do is exactly that. So that way you don't need to say goodbye to your family, your friends, your dogs, or cats or the gym while you're in school. And so that's where we're talking about today is five things. They're going to be able to help you get a good healthy life and school balance to make you feel happier once you're at the end of it.
Speaker 1: (01:03)
So number one is make sure you're in a good healthy routine and meal prepping. So will while preparing for prometric school, one thing I suggest is developing habit of meal prepping. So go buy a bunch of Tupperware and cook in bulk on a day that you have some open time. Sundays usually is my time to do a lot of that bulk cooking and try to pick things that frees well or at least have a decent fridge life. So that way when you come home at the end of the day you have something that's already prepared and you're not wasting time cooking again that same day. And this helps you avoid fast food on the way home because you know your fridge isn't full of any ready meals. And so that really helps you stay healthy, is to helps you keep a good amount of energy and it helps you kind of basically B, stop you from wasting time trying to cook every single day and thinking about what you're going to eat and put together. If it's already done for you, you can use that time for something else and opens up an hour or 45 minutes that you can use to study as opposed to cook and then you can use all that other free times to do what you want to do.
Speaker 1: (02:06)
Next thing I recommend is getting into a daily physical fitness habit. Even if it means getting up at 15 minutes early and going for a walk, you'd be amazed how well it sets up the rest of your day. Not just, maybe you're not going to feel physically fit after doing 15 minutes of walking per day. But the amazing things that does to your brain and your mind and helped you prepare for that day is, is incredible. It helps you learn more. It helps you retain more. It helps you understand and critically think better. So many things are going to help you if you're just simply doing a just a 15 minute walk per day. So what I want you to do right now is that I want you to set your alarm 20 minutes earlier than what you have at right now. Get up in the morning, put your shoes on, throw in your favorite podcast.
Speaker 1: (02:47)
I Dunno, maybe master Medix medicine in your car podcast just as a thought and go for a walk every morning so that will, you feel refreshed, you feel awake and you're ready for that day and you're ready to learn for that day. It's going to be making a huge difference to get in. Just simply that routine. And if you start to build on top of that, maybe you're getting up an hour early and you have time to go to the gym and start getting actually physically fit, then that's gonna make school so much easier for you that that physical fitness that you do in the morning is simply going to allow you to learn and retain an essentially studied better further on in the day even though you're getting up a little bit earlier. Next thing I want to do for you guys, the next tip I have for you is finding a mentor or study group.
Speaker 1: (03:31)
When preparing for paramedic school, one of the most challenging things my students in particular struggle with is motivation to study. And so after dealing with thousands and thousands of students within the master medics membership and seeing what they struggle with in the beginning, we've noticed that they really struggle with motivation and make sense. Because since before paramedic school, you don't have school friendships yet or you don't have anyone, you know an instructor telling you what you should study. So the best thing you can do right now is find a mentor willing to work with you. And if you can't find that fun in online study group, lucky for you, if you aren't part of it yet, you don't have to really search very far cause you can actually jump into our mastery medics Facebook group, which is full of our live classes, case studies and you can even converse with all 17,000 of our students from across the world there that are also preparing and going through paramedic school and they can help you with that motivation as well. So that's one other big tip that I recommend is finding a study group to keep your motivation up, getting back into the knowledge, learning more and getting in the routine of just learning bits of information as you go along and just using those peers and those mentors that we have in that group to help you really develop the your knowledge base.
Speaker 1: (04:45)
Next thing I want you to do is to identify your learning style. This might be something that you've never really, you've probably heard about learning styles before, but it's not something that you've really discovered for yourself or fought about much for yourself. But this step, like I said, almost everyone misses and have you. If you've ever asked yourself what your learning style is, it's good. And you should know the answer to that question because if you haven't and you pick the wrong style, that student that's suited for you, you could be wasting hours of time studying when you don't need to. So for example, if you're, say, studying sepsis, and if you're a dynamic visual learner, meaning you learn well by video, and if you choose to use a textbook to study it, it could take you up to 200% longer to grasp the concept than you actually would need if you, unless you actually use video to learn it.
Speaker 1: (05:33)
You need to understand your learning style to try and avoid these types of problems that you're gonna run into. And you're gonna run out of time. Because if you're studying by a textbook and trying to learn sepsis by a textbook and you're a visual learner, you're studying habits, it's going to look very infinite. It's going to take you an infinite amount of time to actually study that concept because you're not learning by the style that your brain is operating on. So if you don't know what your learning style is, there is a free tool that we've created to discover yours. So I want you to jump on that. There's a link in the blog post that's going to take you there and it's going to be asking you five questions to simply discover what learning style it is that you use. And once you know that, you will be able to find better resources that are study that are going to be better for your studying. So that is one thing I absolutely recommend that you do as soon as this blog post or this podcast is done.
Speaker 1: (06:29)
Next thing I want you to do [inaudible] is to really focused on finding a anatomy and physiology course to complete. I would a hundred percent recommend this I it's mandatory for my students when they are coming to my college to learn and I'm going to guess that any EMS educator that's literally listening to this right now or reading this right now, they are saying the exact same thing and nodding along with what I'm saying. You need to make sure you understand anatomy physiology very well before you start paramedic school. There's a lot of gray area advice out there saying that you should memorize your drugs or study up on 12 leads or focus on a CLS. While all those topics are important in paramedic school and the knowledge you gained from learning those topics is useless. If you don't understand anatomy and physiology period, end of story the yet you can't jump ahead here and learn on the fly.
Speaker 1: (07:20)
Then it's going to be how you fall behind. Imagine trying to learn how heartbreaks down. It goes into failure before even under 100% understand how the heart operates on a good day. It's impossible so you haven't taken an AP course before. Men recommend looking for one. We even have one inside our master mix membership for students so you can start that course as well as all 80 of our other courses as a member today, so just go to the link in the description of this podcast and you can, it'll take you to our basically info page and they'll tell you about what we do inside our membership and you can even join it in a free three day trial to see if it's the right fit for you and to see if then I have physiology courses going to be right for you. Next thing I want you to try and do is to focus on your BLS knowledge after you've completed that a and p course.
Speaker 1: (08:08)
Okay. We mentioned above that a lot of people try and talk about the pre studying of 12 EDC, gs, AC, last pharmacology, all those really big content things inside paramedic school because they're trying to tell you that these are the things that we're going to be really important paramedic school. Do you so you should know these really well. They're right. However, if you don't understand your BLS knowledge, then it's going to be very difficult to build on top of it. Hey, cause you're going to be expected to be an expert in that BLS knowledge that you already possess as a primary care paramedic or an EMT or an Amy EMT and these big courses are going to build on top of that BLS knowledge foundation. If you have gaps in that foundation, it is a challenge to build on top of that. So start at your foundation and work your way up from there.
Speaker 1: (08:53)
Yeah, if you're having a hard time finding a good resource to help you get them paired, I highly recommend looking at joining our paramedic student membership, the master of medics membership. If you're unsure if it's a fit for you, that's okay. You get a three free day trial, three free day trial to test it out for yourself and even after the first month you're like, you know what, just this just isn't for me. Then we'll refund your money after that 30 days as well. And so you can check it out at the link in the description of this podcast and check it out for three day free trial. And you can check it out for the entire month risk free as well. And if you find that's not for you, we refund your money. So those are my tips for preparing for paramedic school. Get back into a healthy routine. Join a study group, identifying your learning style, complete an AP course and pre-study your BLS knowledge. Those steps get you good and ready to take on the fast paced program you're about to get into. So if you'd love to learn more from us, don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and join our master medics Facebook group. Bye for now. And stay safe out there.