Our Volunteer of the Month, Julia Nielsen, has been a member since January of 2016. She started with us when she moved here from Lubbock to begin medical school and has given nearly 900 hours of her time to the community. Julia was recognized at the May meeting of the CCEMS Board of Directors by Board President Greg Marwill.
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Now, she has graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School and will soon be starting her residency in Emergency Medicine at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
That means, at least for now, we’ll be saying farewell. Julia plans to be an Emergency Physician and aspires to be an EMS Medical Director in the future.
With those goals in mind, she felt like it was especially important for her to understand what occurs in the prehospital setting, so when she first moved to Houston she wanted to put her EMT-Intermediate skills to work as a volunteer and learn all she could about EMS operations. Her research brought her to one conclusion….Cypress Creek EMS.
She says, “CCEMS is an excellent organization to be a part of because they really are on the frontline for prehospital medicine. It is amazing what we are able to do in the back of an ambulance, even before the patient reaches a hospital or talks to a doctor. Along the same lines, the organization has so many classes to help with any continuing education or certifications that you need, and it is free as a member!”
She adds that the supervisors and field staff are extremely friendly, making for an excellent working environment. Plus, she says she can’t say thank you enough to Dawn and Holly who have continued to work with her these past few years to schedule her volunteer shifts around her crazy medical school schedule.