Kaitlyn Mosteller, second-year student at the Brody School of Medicine, saws through a windshield during a training exercise that exposed medical students to what happens before a patient reaches the emergency room. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Amid blinking lights, shattering glass and thumping helicopter blades, adrenaline was pumping at the Winterville Fire-Rescue-EMS station April 9 as students from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University joined first responders for a mock disaster exercise.Approximately 20 first- and second-year medical students were accompanied by an equal number of Winterville rescue personnel and volunteers in the simulated emergency response to a multiple vehicle car crash. Dubbed “Disaster Day” by student organizers, the event proved to be anything but that.
Brody School of Medicine students ask questions of Vidant Health’s EastCare transport paramedic Andrew Owens.