Paramedicine in Prato: Nicholas Amato ’20


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I want to excel as an individual, but more so I feel a responsibility to advance the field overall. I believe that those of us who enter the world of paramedicine all have, deep down, a calling to make the world a better place. Our job isn’t all about just emergencies — we become members of a person’s community and support public- health initiatives. We’re a new breed of first responder. The profession is an honor.

Nicholas Amato ’20

Nicholas Amato ’20, a paramedicine major in the University of New Haven’s newly established School of Health Sciences, studied abroad in Prato, Italy, at the University’s Tuscany campus. As part of this program, he collaborated with chief physicians and staff at Nuovo Ospedale di Prato, learning the differences and similarities between U.S. and Italian health care delivery systems and styles of care. Amato applied his clinical knowledge by managing and treating patients both prehospital and in the emergency room.