The Allied Times

Editor-In-Chief: Jenny Ewen

Original articles from our staff, students, and guest writers. 

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Summer is Coming: A Guide to Vitamin D

By Jenny Ewen, BA, Marketing and Student ServicesVitamin D is the best part of sunshine (besides the warmth). It is essential to your body because it is necessary to absorbing calcium and phosphorous (making strong bones and teeth), boosting your immune system, staving off depression, and even protecting against certain diseases, such as cancer. An…

Case Study: The Autonomic Nervous System

By Marven Ewen, MD, Medical DirectorThe autonomic nervous system is that part of the nervous system that is responsible for homeostasis and the flight-or-fight response. Generally, the autonomic system operates without conscious input. It is triggered by our emotional response, as well as complex hormonal feedback loops. This autonomic nervous system is composed of the…

New Location

By Sean Ewen, MD, EMTProgram DirectorI am excited to announce Allied Medical Training will soon be moving to a new location! We are coming to the end of the lease at our current facility and need more space. Our new location more than doubles our current space and provides up to 5 separate classroom areas,…

Tips for a Great Interview

By Joanne Ewen, JD, EMT, DOT-IProgram ManagerAfter sending in your stellar resume and cover letter (click here for resume tips, and here for cover letter tips), an employer may decide that you should be interviewed for a job. You’ve already made your first impression on paper, so now it’s time to bring that person on…

How To Manage Your Time

By Jennifer EwenAs a student and when working in EMS (or any job), time management is very important. When you’re a student, particularly when you also have a job, you have to manage fitting in homework and studying with everything else. Even when you’re not a student, managing work time and personal time can get…

The Life-Saving Duties of Police Officers

By Brad Anderson, MA, EMT-B, DOT-I, Education Coordinator and InstructorEmergency medicine has always been one of the highest priorities for state and local law enforcement departments. A current licensing requirement for all Minnesota police officers who get their original police officer license is that of the Emergency Medical Responder or EMR.The Minnesota State Patrol is the…

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