Dr. Gregory Brammer is an expert electrical engineer who graduated from the Washington State University in 1991, earning an outstanding senior award during the process. The process that led there was difficult, but certainly rewarding. Anyone who has a general penchant for electricity and electromagnetism should at least contemplate the idea of becoming an electrical engineer.
The Process Usually Starts at a Young Age
While there are electrical engineers who started the process in their 20s, that is certainly not the usual circumstance. Those who become electrical engineers usually show an early interest in the topic. Because of its highly technical nature, it is important to gain experience before high school or during it, ideally at the latest.
Learning and Understanding the Basic Concept
In electrical engineering, the basics are literally everything. If you want to become an expert at it, you have to understand the basic concept in its entirety, from both a theoretical and practical standpoint. Physics and chemistry are the two most important subjects.
Study the Prerequisites Before Attending College
If possible, attend IEEE (Institute of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering) meetings to learn more about the subject and the profession itself.
At the advent of college studies, pursuants of this career path should have a developed understanding of electrical engineering which hopefully involves practical and theoretical knowledge as well. Survey and narrow the branches, select the one best fitting, and develop a mentality that requires continuous improvement.
Dr. Gregory Brammer found his electrical engineering degree to be an invaluable tool during his career in the medical field.
As an expert physician who often provides EMS services, Dr. Gregory Brammer regularly meets patients who have been admitted to the hospital because of an eating disorder or have followed an extreme diet. While Ketogenic diets are popular, which is not necessarily a good thing, they should still be considered extreme for a variety of medical and dietary reasons.
First the Facts
Ketosis occurs in the human body when for whatever – usually dietary – reasons, it cannot get enough carbohydrates to maintain traditional glucose synthesis. It can handle it in the end, but only because it is a remarkable biological machine, and not because ketogenic diets are in fact good. Any diet that provides at least 70% of the daily caloric intake from fat can be considered ketogenic. In these cases, the body has no other resolve but to rely on ketone metabolism.
Is It Good?
The short answer is no. The main problem with the diet is that it works, but not for reasons many people mistakenly think. A ketogenic diet will cause weight loss in the vast majority of the cases, but not because the body was magically turned into a more efficient biological machine. In fact, the opposite happens. The body struggles while being in a ketogenic state, and the weight loss simply happens because of the reduced daily caloric intake. Anybody who cuts out carbohydrates – easily the most calorically dense energy source – almost entirely will fall well below their normal maintenance calories.
Dr. Gregory Brammer hopes that people will choose carbohydrate moderation instead of drastic ketogenic diets, and still enjoy the same benefits without the associated risks.
As one of the foremost experts in his field within the medical society, Dr. Gregory Brammer understands the importance of emergency care. Despite its obviously huge impact, emergency care is actually a fairly recent addition to medicine. Before the 1960s, hospitals did not have the necessary infrastructure or even manpower that would have allowed them to save lives in the most efficient and effective manner.
Another key problem was lack of training. The medical professionals rarely possessed the knowledge or the experience that was very much needed in the field. The American medical system often relied on foreign medical students to change the conditions. Luckily for the field, with a prolonged and collective effort over the last forty years, emergency departments have come a long way. They have become highly efficient and controlled medical environments that are amazingly well equipped to save lives.
The appeal of these controlled environments is very clear. For those without insurance, it can be a place of hope. To the budding physician it provides an ideal place to test his or her skills. While it is undeniable that the emergency care system is extremely important, the balance between the demand and capacity remains fragile. Nearly all hospitals have to deal with this phenomenon, and the cost cutting obviously does not help.
As a practicing physician and emergency care expert who spent the last fifteen years in the field, Dr. Gregory Brammer hopes that these problems can be solved within the next couple of decades by taking EMS services to new heights.