SCC One of Two Selected for Advanced Training

[Clinton, N.C.] – Sampson Community College’s Basic EMT and first-year Paramedic students participated in the 29th Annual May Day Trauma Conference at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. SCC EMT and Paramedic classes were invited exclusively along with Harnett Central High School to attend the event.

May Day is a two-day conference carefully designed to meet the educational needs of the health care team across the continuum of trauma care. Training sessions included disaster preparedness pre-hospital care, emergency medicine as well as critical care, acute care and rehabilitation.

EMS-2PHOTO: (Back row left to righ)  AJ Melvin-EMT Student, Dr. Johnson -Trauma Surgeon UNC , Kevin Wilson-Program Director of Durham Tech, Devon Spencer – EMT Student and Dr. Greene.  L to R (front row) Angela Magill, Department Chair SCC, Lindsey Tew, EMT Student, Leah Spearman, EMT Student, and Kimberly Owens, 1st year Paramedic Student.

“Going on a field trip to one of the most prestigious medical venues in the country is certainly a huge opportunity for our students,” says Angela Magill, SCC’s Department Chair and EMS Coordinator. “Additionally, this conference is a wonderful opportunity to learn, network, and have fun. May Day at UNC really puts you into the thick of it.”

EMS-1PHOTO: (left to right) Caroline Wilson, Department Chair Angela Magill and Tracy Smith.

​​SCC Students were able to meet real nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, paramedics, first responders, physicians and surgeons who are also invited to the event. Sampson Community College’s medical and nursing programs already own an illustrious history and hope offering this type of experience for students can solidify this reputation for years to come.

For more information about Basic EMT and Paramedic programs, contact Department Chair and EMS Coordinator, Angela Magill at 910.900.4009 or


About Sampson Community College:  Sampson Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College System, located in Clinton, NC in Sampson County. The college offers many programs to include two-year degrees, college transfer, continuing education and workforce development options and early college education.