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January 18, 2017

South University Students Assist in Saving Lives During Ambulance Ride-Alongs

Two South University, Tampa Master of Science in Physician Assistant students recently found out how their skills can translate into life-saving treatment.

Students Karina Trejo and Deniz Nebi spent part of the Winter 2016 quarter riding with ambulance crews as part of their course work. During the quarter, both students found themselves in a potentially life-or-death situation where quick thinking and action were needed. In one instance, Trejo assisted the ambulance team with life-saving CPR. In another, Nebi spotted abnormal lab results that were critical to the patient’s treatment.

Ambulance ride-alongs are just one of the hands-on experiences students are given during their time in the Master of Science in Physician Assistant program that help them to prepare for the scenarios they will encounter as practicing medical professionals.

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