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Theory into practice

After having experienced his first placement and completed his first OSCE over the span of only a few months, Samuel Parry reflects on the value of his first year so far and how it is helping him to weave theory into practice in a way that is unique to student life

Taking their first steps as student paramedics

In this special education issue of the Journal of Paramedic Practice, we hear from three students who have just started their journey into paramedic education at Edge Hill University. Lily Springett, who feels like she's in a game of snakes and ladders, Katy Sofield, who finds herself in a whirlwind of anatomy, skills and theory, and Laura Pilling, who is preparing her thermal socks and sweets for placement, offer three diverse perspectives on what it has been like to take their first steps as...

Facing fear and embracing change

With the unpredictable nature of the work of a paramedic, Abbygail Elsey looks back on her first year as a Newly Qualified Paramedic and realises that perhaps the only constant is change, and the only way to approach the fear of change is to face it and embrace it

The best job in the world

Only weeks into his education as a student paramedic, Samuel Parry joins us as our new first-year columnist, sharing his journey up to starting, where he is now, and what lies ahead

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