Josh Lopez

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services Academy

Lecturer I

Department of Emergency Medicine, EMS Academy


BS-EMS from UNM (2015)


I began my EMS career by taking my EMT-Basic course at the UNM SOM EMSA.  After I graduated the course and obtained my license, I began working as an EMT for Superior Ambulance Service (Albuquerque and Torrance County) in 2012.  During my field time there, I also entered the EMSA's Paramedic Program and completed the course in 2014 as Valedictorian.  Also in 2014, I began working for Albuquerque Ambulance Service as a Paramedic and for the EMSA as a Student Tutor and Lab Proctor.  I was brought aboard as a Faculty Lecturer I for the EMSA in December of 2015.  My main responsibilities as a Lecturer I with the EMSA consist of building, implementing and teaching a variety of paramedic based curriculum topics  for the UNM/USAF PJ Paramedic Program on Kirtland Air Force Base.  While I have many, my main goal as a UNM Faculty Lecturer is to aid in producing a high functioning pre-hospital provider to advance and improve the field of EMS in our healthcare system.

Teaching Interests

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • OB/GYN Emergencies

Research Interests

  • Stress Inoculation Training for the Pre-Hospital Provider
  • Improving EMS Retention
  • The role of affect for the EMS Student

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