John Gosford


EMS Program Coordinator at College of Southern Maryland

John Gosford, MS, NREMT-P, is EMS program coordinator and an assistant professor for the College of Southern Maryland. In this role, he directs EMS education curriculum changes; enhances operational planning, budgeting, and resources; and designs, plans, and instructs program courses, labs, and clinical internships. He also develops and maintains the program compliance with evolving medical guidelines, accreditation approvals, and regulatory requirements. 

Mr. Gosford is also currently a paramedic with American Medical Response and is obtaining his PhD in public safety emergency management with Capella University.

Previously, he was EMS coordinator, continuing education coordinator, and a professor at Florida Gateway College; training and development specialist and coordinator for the Florida Department of Health, and the program director and training center coordinator for Central Florida Community College. He has been a paramedic since 1989. He obtained his initial NREMT-P certification in 1992, and he is certified in Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia and Florida.

Mr. Gosford is an accomplished EMS author, publishing "Virtual Patient Encounters for the Paramedic" as well as research titled "The Effect of Patient Acuity on Frequency of Paramedic Student Team Leads," and "Predictors of Paramedic Program Success on the National Registry Written Examination.” He has edited and reviewed many EMS textbooks and resources and has been part of several national committees and groups, including the National Scope of Practice Model, National Education Standards. 

He also has served as the secretary and vice chair of the National Council of State Emergency Medical Services Training Coordinators, a member of the American Heart Association National ECC Program Administration Committee and the chair of the American Heart Association Jacksonville Regional ECC Committee Task Force 3. He is a member of the National Association of Emergency Medical Services Educators and a student member of the Internation Association of Emergency Managers.

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