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Center for Disaster Medicine at New York Medical College Receives Certification from the National Association Of Emergency Medical Technicians

Recognition will allow for an increased program offering

Date: October 18, 2018
Center for Disaster Medicine at NYMC
Center for Disaster Medicine at NYMC
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Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A.
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New York Medical College
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Valhalla, N.Y. – The Center for Disaster Medicine at New York Medical College (NYMC) has been certified by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) as an authorized NAEMT Training Center. Recognized for its quality EMS training program, this certification will allow the Center for Disaster Medicine to increase its support of EMS, law enforcement, fire and other first responders and expand its educational programs to include:

  • Advanced Medical Life Support
  • All Hazards Disaster Response
  • EMS Safety
  • Emergency Pediatric Care
  • EMS Vehicle Operator Safety
  • Geriatric Education for EMS
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support
  • Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership
  • Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care
  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care

“We are at the cutting edge of disaster medicine and help dozens of organizations prepare for emergency situations such as disasters, terrorism, and public health emergencies,” said David S. Markenson, M.D., M.B.A., FAAP, FCCM, FACEP, Medical Director  at the Center for Disaster Medicine. “This certification not only recognizes the work we have already accomplished but means we can further expand the programs we offer.”

Founded in 2005, the Center for Disaster Medicine is the leading academic resource for emergency preparedness. Focused on research, training, technical assistance and educational activities, the Center specializes in serving special populations such as children, the elderly and persons with disabilities. Recently, the Center has conducted training sessions to prepare law enforcement, EMS, fire service, healthcare professionals, public health, schools and businesses for mass casualty incidents, operational medicine, disasters, terrorism and public health emergencies.

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Founded in 1860, New York Medical College is one of the oldest and largest health sciences colleges in the country with nearly 1,500 students and 330 residents and clinical fellows, more than 2,600 faculty members and 23,500 living alumni. The College, which joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, is located in Westchester County, New York, and offers degrees from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, the School of Health Sciences and Practice, a School of Dental Medicine and a School of Nursing.