Michael Kaduce is the EMT Program Director at the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care where he leads a team of EMS Program Faculty in educating EMTs to provide competent, compassionate patient care. Michael and his team educate nearly 1,000 EMTs annually and provide refresher training for nearly 600 more. The program has a 96% first attempt pass rate on the NREMT cognitive exam and completion rates which exceed 80%. Michael believes great education drives future clinical practice and thus leads his team towards innovate thinking and progressive healthcare delivery.
Michael began his EMS career in Iowa where he received his EMT certificate from Mercy College of Health Sciences in 2006 and worked as a Patient Care Technician at St. Luke's Hospital while obtaining his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Mount Mercy University. Michael completed his paramedic course work at Mercy College of Health Sciences and worked for the Urbandale Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic for four years. He was then the EMT and Paramedic coordinator for 2 years at the University of Iowa. Michael graduated from Pennsylvania State University where he completed his Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security in 2016. Michael has been published in EMS World and has helped review and author EMT and paramedic curriculum, establish NAEMT Training Centers, and conduct research on educational methods.