Paramedic Clinical Education

Coordinated by Trauma Services and the Pediatric Emergency Services Network

Mission Statement

The Pediatric Trauma Service of Children´s Medical Center Dallas is committed to:

  • Providing a multidisciplinary team approach to deliver quality care to injured children and their families
  • Educating the next generation of trauma care providers
  • Expanding and improving our ability to care for injured children through rigorous scientific research

The Trauma Services department and Pediatric Emergency Services Network are proud to offer pediatric ER and ICU clinical rotations to paramedic students.  Students can gain valuable clinical experience helping care for acutely ill and injured children at the only Level One designated Pediatric Trauma Center in North Texas.

Shifts are available 7 am – 3 pm and 3 pm – 11 pm in our ER, and from 7 am – 3 pm in our Trauma ICU, seven days a week.  Once students are cleared through Student Services and Occupational Health, shifts can be signed up for via the Fisdap website at, or by contacting Darren Gatewood at or at 214-456-7646.

We currently have active contracts with the following schools:

  • Brookhaven
  • Collin College
  • El Centro
  • Emergency Medical Training Services
  • Navarro College

Schools not currently contracted with Children’s Health for EMS education can contact Darren Gatewood, Trauma Coordinator, at or at 214-456-7646; or Lori Vinson, Senior Director of Trauma Services, at or at 214-456-2291.