RAMC CMT

#1
Afternoon,

Can anyone give me a bit of insight into the role of reserve medic progression etc?

I’ve been out of green for some time and considering giving it a crack of the whip to rejoin the reserves at my local med sqn since I work for the ambo service it made sense.

I have trawled the forums and what is here seems to be quite old.

Ideally looking to learn a little about what I can expect in the way training. scope of practice. My understanding is it’s along the lines of some weekends and a few weeks standard training followed by trade which would be a CMT 3 course?

It’s then my understanding that it would be a year before CMT 2 then 1.

Is there anything in the way of civilian recognised training?

Any information is good information. Going for a meeting with the local unit in a few days so can no doubt ask some of these questions but would be interesting to hear the spiel from someone who isn’t a recruiter.
 
#2
Depends how long you've been out, best ot speak to your local unit so I'm sure they'll give better answers than anyone here.

I expect they may also have a way to convert your civvie qualifications or make it easier for you jump through a few hoops.
 
#3
Unless your joining a ramc unit, or you need the qualifications to pursue a civi medical career. I would think twice about being a medic. All you ever do on exercise is sit about waiting with not a lot to do.
You won't get much meaningful training unless you get lucky and join a unit with a good med element.
 
#4
Afternoon,

Can anyone give me a bit of insight into the role of reserve medic progression etc?

I’ve been out of green for some time and considering giving it a crack of the whip to rejoin the reserves at my local med sqn since I work for the ambo service it made sense.

I have trawled the forums and what is here seems to be quite old.

Ideally looking to learn a little about what I can expect in the way training. scope of practice. My understanding is it’s along the lines of some weekends and a few weeks standard training followed by trade which would be a CMT 3 course?

It’s then my understanding that it would be a year before CMT 2 then 1.

Is there anything in the way of civilian recognised training?

Any information is good information. Going for a meeting with the local unit in a few days so can no doubt ask some of these questions but would be interesting to hear the spiel from someone who isn’t a recruiter.
Unless you work as a paramedic or in another medically based role as a civilian it’s extremely difficult/impossible to get CMT1 as a reservist now because you won’t do the clinical hours required to retain currency.

The pathway to CMT 2 is as you describe.
 
#5
I’m full time ambulance service so assuming the skills stack up against the day job hours shouldn’t be an issue.

Next step for me in the day job is likely a technician roll (I’m currently an ECA) fingers crossed onto para in the next 4/5 years

Not in a huge rush on either side just looking to know what I’m getting myself into.
 

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