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Paramedic Faculty Earn International Professional Designation

John W. Magyar IITwo part-time instructors in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Paramedic Program successfully completed a new credential for EMS leaders, earning the professional designation of “Chief Medical Officer.”

Steven A. WilsonJohn W. Magyar II and Steven A. Wilson are among only 34 individuals nationwide to receive the prestigious designation, which was launched by the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Magyar is one of only 15 distinguished leaders to have become certified as both Chief Medical Officer and Chief Fire Officer.

The Chief Medical Officer Designation is a voluntary program designed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated excellence and outstanding achievement throughout their career. CMO candidates are evaluated in seven measured components: experience, education, professional development, professional contributions, association membership, community involvement, and technical competencies. Those candidates exhibiting extensive experience or educational backgrounds are eligible for exemption from certain components.

The application process not only validates an individual’s prior experience, but it also requires submission of a future professional development plan. CMO candidate portfolios are evaluated by a team of peer reviewers appointed by the Commission on Professional Credentialing, which is the conferring body for the designation.

“The paramedic program maintains a great deal of pride with highlighting the achievements of our faculty and staff,” said Mark A. Trueman, director of paramedic technology. “It is fitting that both of these gentleman are recognized once again for their distinguished commitment as leaders in Emergency Medical Services.”

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