BCCTPC announces Certified Community Paramedic Exam Committee medical directors

The exam creates a psychometrically valid and legally defensible measure of knowledge for all practicing paramedics

PHILADELPHIA — The International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC), announces the appointment of Dr. John Cole and Dr. Mike Wilcox to provide medical direction for the Certified Community Paramedic (CP-C) Exam. Launched in January of this year, the exam creates a psychometrically valid and legally defensible measure of knowledge for all paramedics practicing in either a community paramedic or mobile integrated health model in the U.S.

Dr. John Cole, MD, is Board certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services. He has served on the BCCTPC as medical director assisting with FP-C and CCP-C examinations since 2000.  Dr. Cole received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, completed his internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and attended emergency medicine residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Cole serves as the Medical Director for WellSpan York Hospital Community Paramedicine program and is an attending in the emergency department.  Previously, he was the  Medical Director for STAT MedEvac, the Associate Medical Director for Allegheny General Life Flight and EMS Fellowship Director at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.  In additional to serving on the BCCTPC Board, Dr. Cole has been a Medical Advisor to the International Association of Flight & Critical Care Paramedics (IAFCCP).

Photo courtesy CP-C

Dr. Michael Wilcox, MD, is a Board Certified Family Practice Physician who has practiced in rural Minnesota for 38 years. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree at the University of Minnesota and did his post graduate training at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.  He completed the Bush Medical Fellowship in Critical & Emergency Care in 1985.

Dr. Wilcox is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency & Family Medicine at the University of Minnesota; Medical Director at the Community Paramedic Program at Hennepin Technical College; and, the Medical Director for Rural EMS Services. He recently retired after 25 years of service to North Memorial Medical Center in Minneapolis, but continues to provide consultative services for their Community Paramedicine Program.  

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