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

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Long, David Nicholas and Hobbs, Lisa. 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. https://doi.org/10.33151/ajp.17.838
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Standing out from the crowd: improving employability through peer programs and continuing professional development in undergraduate paramedic programs

ERA Journal ID13631
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsLong, David Nicholas (Author) and Hobbs, Lisa (Author)
Journal TitleAustralasian Journal of Paramedicine
Journal Citation17, pp. 1-3
Number of Pages3
Year2020
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1447-4999
2202-7270
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.33151/ajp.17.838
Web Address (URL)https://ajp.paramedics.org/index.php/ajp/article/view/838
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.

Keywordsparamedicine; employability; continuing professional development; CPD; peer program
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020320219. Paramedicine
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Southern Queensland
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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