Michael is the consummate professional as he consistently demonstrates respect in his profession, for the University and his role as the Field Training Officer for the EMRs service at USF. He has taught and guided the squad with integrity and expert knowledge and has helped develop the EMTs into effective members of the team with an unwavering sense of responsibility and care. He has helped us all gain confidence and taught us about what it is to be passionate and competent as people in the student and professional roles. His character exemplifies the characteristics and principles of the Ignatian spirit by offering his service where people need it most. Thank you Michael and good luck to you at graduation!
“Hi, I’m Michael Stevenson! I am a North Bay native from the small town of Sebastopol. I have lived in Berkeley, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco, and I’m proud to call the Bay Area my home. For the past seven years I have worked in the EMS field on an ambulance. I have spent the last two years finishing my Master of Science in Nursing at USF and graduate this December as a Clinical Nurse Leader. I have always been passionate about public service and improving community health, so when I heard about the EMR service I was excited to take part. I believe it is important to continue to be a steward for the healthcare professions, and I take pride in teaching and helping to foster the growth of new EMTs in this program. I have had the opportunity to work with many wonderful individuals, and I am proud to see how far the USF EMR program has come so far.”
Erika exemplifies the role of the student as a professional, both as a first responder EMT and as the administrative officer, for the USFEMRs. She enthusiastically fulfills her duties and always does so with a smile and humankindness. She reminds us all what it looks like to be a person for the greater good of others. Erika is genuine and hardworking. She is all around an exceptional woman and team member.
"Hi, I'm Erika Cole! I am originally from South Eastern Washington and am currently a junior Biology Student here at USF. Medicine and healthcare have always been in the focus of my education. However, I didn't see myself becoming an EMT until last fall when the opportunity to take the certification class came about here at USF. Working as an EMT fits right in with my active personality and desire to help others and I'm so glad I get to share this with the USF community. Being involved with USF EMR has given me many different opportunities to broaden my view on the possibilities the healthcare field. It has also allowed me to get to know an awesome team of students as we've worked to build this amazing program. I'm thankful for all the opportunities and growth USF EMR has brought me this year and I am looking forward to the future growth of the program."
Marvin has consistently been engaged with all aspects of the EMT role. He is very responsible and also has strong sense of responsibility to his squad and the service, often stepping up to help, in a multitude of situations. As our Public Relations officer he has connected USFEMRs with the campus community. He works with a quiet and focused approach and truly appears to enjoy his work. His progress in the field, as a new EMT, has been recognized and is to be commended. Marvin is reliable and professional. Steady as he goes...
"I was born and raised in this amazing city of San Francsico. By the end of my high school education, I decided to go into healthcare and have never looked back. I am currently a Nursing student at USF and love what I'm doing. While at USF, I am part of the National Co-ed Service Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, and USF EMRs. I became an EMT after my Freshman year here because I was eager to utilize my classroom skills in a more real world setting. Never would I have dreamed that I'd get involved with an on-campus emergency system. I am so glad that I decided to come to USF because I've been able to get involved in all parts of the campus community while meeting many inspiring people along the way. "
William has demonstrated exceptional and consistent leadership to the USFEMR service. He currently serves as Vice President, is a team leader for the squad, and has volunteered for extra shifts to help guide and assure safety of the squad and its services. He has been in charge of and operated all aspects of our CPR and First Aid training classes for the last six months. His organizational skills and teaching abilities are to be commended. We have had numerous students comment on his professionalism and his ability to make these classes "the best CPR class I have ever taken." William exemplifies the mission of the service and the University.
"I started in the medical field about 5 years ago as a combat medic in the U.S. Army. My training included Airborne School, Ranger Indoctrination Program, Special Operation Combat Medic Course, and Ranger School. I was deployed to Iraq in 2010, and Afghanistan in 2011. While overseas I operated as a platoon medic in the 1st Ranger Battalion. Most of my medical training and experience was focused on trauma management. I’m currently in my second year at USF studying biology. I am incredibly grateful to study here, and work with people that are passionate about science and medicine. After graduation, I plan to continue to medical school."