Are You Cut Out to Be an EMT or a Combat Medic?

Teresa McGlothlin

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About This Quiz

The medical field is full of stressful careers that require a special sort of personality, but none of them are more demanding than that of an EMT or a combat medic. Do you think you have what it takes to do either one? Once you go through our rigorous questions, we'll figure out if you are meant for the battlefield or the back of the ambulance! 

Both EMTs and combat medics are required to think on their feet and remain calm in the face of crisis. In addition to employing highly trained medical skills, both positions require a tough stomach and the desire to help others. After we examine your unique set of traits, the way you respond to emergencies and the way you keep yourself balanced, we'll know which of the two fields you are best cut out to work. 

When you see our questions, pretend like you have to make the same sort of snap decisions that EMTs or combat medics have to make. Both the way you respond and the answers you provide will reveal which occupation would be best for you to pursue. Will you be riding along with the sirens and lights or will you have your gear on your back? If you're ready to find out, we're ready to tell you! 

Do you have a current CPR certification?

Have you ever nursed a sick animal back to health?

If someone went into labor in front of you, what is the first thing you would do?

Which of these things makes you feel queasy?

Have you ever considered joining the military?

Which hospital department would you enjoy working in the most?

How would your friends describe your bedside manner?

If you were the first to arrive on the scene of an accident, what would you do?

Do you keep yourself in reasonable physical shape?

Would you rather drive an ambulance or a firetruck?

Which branch of science do you find most fascinating?

What do you do to pass the time in waiting rooms?

Which of your traits would make you a good surgeon?

Would you prefer to take orders or to give orders?

What is the most rewarding thing about working in the medical field?

Where do you keep a first aid kit?

If you were lost in the woods, what is the first thing you would do?

How would you keep a patient calm?

Have you ever broken a limb or had stitches?

Which type of intelligent do you think you are?

How would you deliver bad news to a patient?

Which branch of law enforcement are you best suited to work?

How would you relieve stress from your job?

Would you have any interest in going back to school to further your career?

Do you know what to do when someone is choking?

If you cut your finger doing dishes, how would you react?

Do you have any problem working night shift?

What is the best way to take someone's temperature?

Do you think with your heart or your head in crisis situations?

Are you an organ donor?

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