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Alum Inspires ‘Future of Paramedic Education’


An on-the-job photo of Christopher T. Boyer, an alumnus and director of Penn College’s paramedic technology program, accompanies an article in the magazine of Wilmington University (another of his alma maters).
An on-the-job photo of Christopher T. Boyer, an alumnus and director of Penn College’s paramedic technology program, accompanies an article in the magazine of Wilmington University (another of his alma maters).An on-the-job photo of

Christopher T. Boyer, director of Penn College’s paramedic technology program, is featured in the summer issue of WilmU, the magazine of Wilmington University. Boyer received a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Wilmington in 2017 and is a 2003 graduate of Penn College with an associate degree in paramedic technology. The article highlights Boyer’s vision for the future of paramedic education, “to train highly skilled technicians who not only understand theory but are able to make wise life-and-death decisions under pressure.” It also discusses Boyer’s doctoral research, which finds that paramedic students who have used high-fidelity patient simulators require 19 percent fewer patient contacts to fully demonstrate mastery of their skills. Penn College uses such patient simulators in its paramedic and nursing programs.

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