Student Spot Light: Adam Hawkins
Adam Hawkins' Story
After finishing my undergrad, I completed my original Remote EMT (REMT) with Remote Medical Training and soon after worked for AMR in Seattle. While the medicine was decidedly urban, it gave me the opportunity to take what I had learned and build real-world experience caring for many different types of patients.
I have always been impressed by the diversity of people that take RMT courses. I have had the privilege of training with former and active military personnel, climbing guides, dive medics, firefighters, search and rescue volunteers (SAR), and ski bums.
Since high school, I have been heavily involved with Search and Rescue in King County. I have continued volunteering with my local SAR group in central BC as well. The skill and dedication of the volunteers I work alongside humbles me and pushes me to contribute to our team’s capacity giving help to those in need.
If I stay on my current career path, I will continue to use my medical background to improve the safety of my field teams during research in remote environments. I plan on continuing to volunteer with Search and Rescue and will use my training to provide excellent medical care on rescues and help facilitate internal training on our team.
Afterward, I will hopefully work in either academia or as a research scientist for the government. I am passionate about Wilderness Medicine and hope to continue using and improving my skills and knowledge in various capacities.