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Special Operations Forces to School of Medicine (SOF to SOM)- Ricky M. Ditzel Jr.

      Hear an inspiring journey from elite special operations flight paramedic to medical school. Our guest, Ricky Ditzel, a 160th SOAR flight paramedic, shares his unique pathway from unstable home life to becoming a medical student. Ricky speaks about his time as a young Ranger, his path to becoming a flight paramedic, and his experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also discusses the responsibility that comes with his role and the importance of precision and care for pilots, crew chiefs, and special operators.

    Ricky recounts his experience building a field hospital in response to the pandemic, turning challenges into opportunities. He emphasizes the importance of understanding anatomy for pre-hospital traumatic brain injury management and shares the difficulties of transitioning from military to medical school. Listen as Ricky discusses his nonprofit that provides support and resources for people making a similar transition and his belief in the power of networking and mentorship in reaching one's goals.

     Get ready to be inspired by an incredible testament to resilience and dedication. Ricky shares his journey, struggles, and contribution to military healthcare. His message echoes the significant impact of military personnel in the healthcare industry. This episode is not just about Ricky’s journey but is an inspiring story of determination, resilience, and the will to make a difference. Tune in and get ready to be inspired!

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