Standing out from the crowd: improving employability through peer programs and continuing professional development in undergraduate paramedic programs

Long, David Nicholas ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6278-7377 and Hobbs, Lisa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5706-6674 (2020) Standing out from the crowd: improving employability through peer programs and continuing professional development in undergraduate paramedic programs. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 17. pp. 1-3. ISSN 2202-7270


Abstract

This commentary discusses two valuable extracurricular opportunities that exist for undergraduate paramedic students to further develop the attributes and capabilities necessary for becoming more competitive in gaining graduate employment in Australian ambulance services. The authors propose that participation in peer programs and CPD while at university offer a relatively simple, cost-effective and equitable opportunity for students to improve their competitiveness for employment with Australian ambulance services.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2021 00:49
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2021 05:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: paramedicine; employability; continuing professional development; CPD; peer program
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3202 Clinical sciences > 320219 Paramedicine
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.33151/ajp.17.838
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40490

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