Alex Dougherty is a master’s student who also earned a bachelor’s degree in paramedicine from EKU. He’s currently a graduate assistant for the Emergency Medical Care degree program. When asked about why he was so passionate about EMS, he had this to say, “Paramedicine became a passion for me when I was a junior in high school, I’ve always had an interest in the medical profession but in a prehospital setting. The passion grew when I went through EKU’s paramedicine program because of all the different aspects and avenues this profession has to offer.”
His view is that EKU is a home away from home as he feels incredibly comfortable here with the students, as well as faculty and staff. The ability to network and build professional relationships with EMS professors and other leaders in the industry is highly important to him as he advances in his career. Alex feels that Eastern Kentucky University is a special place.
“The program itself is truly unique,” said Dougherty. “It offers a bachelor’s degree in paramedicine, not too many colleges/universities offer that. This program is academically intense and challenges your mental stamina but in my opinion, this is the only program that prepares students to be excellent providers/practitioners and have a successful career in the medical profession.”
EKU’s 100% online emergency medical care programs are designed for currently certified paramedics interested in earning a degree focused in emergency services administration. Our nationally respected program provides the skills and knowledge needed to pursue advancement opportunities and the flexibility required to work full time while earning your degree. Graduates are prepared to take on leadership and key administrative roles within emergency services agencies at the local, state or national level.
If you are interested in learning more about paramedicine and emergency medical care degrees for EMTs, complete the form on this page for more information about EKU Online’s emergency medical care program. A degree from a regionally accredited university like EKU can provide the important skills needed to gain a competitive edge in the job market. EKU has been an online education leader for more than 15 years.