Troy Christopher Kirk
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Any Australians gain accreditation in the United States
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Any Australians gain accreditation in the United States and working there as a paramedic?Can you offer me any advice on the right process path to take?Continue

Tags: process, advice, accreditation, states, united

Started this discussion. Last reply by Harry Ford-Foreman Jun 1, 2012.

USA accreditation for Aussie Paramedic
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 Hi everyone,I am in my final semester of my paramedic degree in Queensland Australia with about 1 years work experience with a private ambulance company.My partner is American and we recently found…Continue

Tags: minnesota, hawaii, recognised, accreditation, International

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Kirkwood Jun 2, 2012.

 

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Skip Kirkwood replied to Troy Christopher Kirk's discussion USA accreditation for Aussie Paramedic
"I don't know about the immigration stuff, but that has to be sorted out before you can work anyplace. I do think that, if you follow the right pathway, it is all possible.  One mistake that I think people make is looking to the National…"
Jun 2, 2012
Craig McMillan replied to Troy Christopher Kirk's discussion USA accreditation for Aussie Paramedic
"Hi Troy I am a Kiwi who has worked as a medic both in NZ and the USA (I currently work in NY) and I hate to be the bearer of bad news but contrary to what others have said, I think you will find it very difficult to get reciprocity in the USA. All…"
Jun 2, 2012
Troy Christopher Kirk replied to Troy Christopher Kirk's discussion USA accreditation for Aussie Paramedic
"Thankyou geoff i shall try and email nremt. Cheers for the links. "
Jun 1, 2012
Harry Ford-Foreman replied to Troy Christopher Kirk's discussion USA accreditation for Aussie Paramedic
"Ditto, it is very possible. may have to do the odd little CE to be up-to-date with drugs and protocols, but otherwise should be fine. I am doing my degree in Texas and as far as i can tell, it transfers to QLD ACP. the biggest issue for me with…"
Jun 1, 2012
Harry Ford-Foreman replied to Troy Christopher Kirk's discussion Any Australians gain accreditation in the United States
"Hey, What part of Aus? are you looking to gain PL? I am a skip, doing my paramedic degree in Texas, its a two year degree, and I am looking at going home to QLD when i'm done, near as i can tell from looking at the syllabus. a degree…"
Jun 1, 2012
Skip Kirkwood replied to Troy Christopher Kirk's discussion USA accreditation for Aussie Paramedic
"Troy - may be able to help.  I have sent you a PM via this site. My service hosted four students from Charles Sturt University last summer, courtesy of Dr. Peter O'Meara. Minnesota?  You can freeze what I believe the English call…"
May 31, 2012
geoff.horning replied to Troy Christopher Kirk's discussion USA accreditation for Aussie Paramedic
"Contact National Registry through their website at www.nremt.org  They may be willing to look at your transcripts and give you a thumbs up or down as to whether or not they will allow you to test.  If they do, you will need to schedule a…"
May 31, 2012
Troy Christopher Kirk replied to Colleen's discussion Canada to US registration
"Hi colleen how did you go with achieving US registration? Can you offer any advice for an Australian wanting to do the same thing?"
May 31, 2012
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May 31, 2012
Troy Christopher Kirk replied to Colleen's discussion Canada to US registration
"Hi mark, Im finishing my paramedic degree in australia at the moment. My partner is from minnesota and we can't get her another aussie visa so we are moving to the united states in November. So I will be gaining perminent residence. I was…"
May 31, 2012
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May 30, 2012

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Employer/Affiliation
Paramedic/EMT-I/EMT-D
Primary Agency/Department Type
Private EMS
Primary Department/Agency Name
Elite Medical Transport
Years in EMS/Public Safety
1 year
Other Past or Current Departments
Student Paramedic with Queensland Ambulance Service
My Training:
Bachelor degree in Paramedic Science completed at the University of the sunshine coast in Queensland Australia
About Me
I have been working for a private emerency service company for the last year while completing my degree. In november i will be moving to the united states with my partner who is from minnesota and hope to gain state registration and continue practise as a paramedic.
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emt medic
I Love Being in EMS Because
i can help people when they are at their most vunerable and make a great difference in the community.
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