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SEMA is located directly within the facility of a 19,200 square foot, two-story Fire Rescue Station building.  The Fire Rescue Station is already a training facility to multiple government military bases, police and fire rescue agencies and is training hub strategically located in mile marker 48 of the middle keys area of Florida.  The Fire Station’s address of 8900 Overseas highway is located 48 miles north of Key West and 50 miles south of Key Largo.  Erected in 2006 this state of the art Fire Rescue training facility supports the highest level in hurricane building rating of a 5 of 5 scale and includes over 2,000 square feet of training space.  This space includes two classrooms, a training supplies closet, EMS office, 2 staff and student computer areas with internet access and training equipment which meets or exceeds the training requirements set by the Florida Department of health for training programs.

History


Southeastern Medical Academy was developed in 2014 as a subsidiary of International Consulting and Education Partners a Florida Limited Liability Partnership. The owners/operators of the institution discovered a need for Emergency Medical Services training in the Florida Keys. They partnered with local educators to establish a proficient, professional and academic environment that can provide the highest quality education possible and prepare students to serve the public of the Florida Keys.

Ownership


Southeastern Medical Academy is owned and operated through a Limited Liability Corporation Partnership under International Consulting and Education Partners.

Antonio Gandia, MD. FACEP is a board certified Emergency Physician, and Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a practicing Emergency Physician since 1988, and has been involved in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine education since 1991 as a Medical Director and educator. Dr. Gandia is involved in numerous local, state and national committees; he was President of the Florida Association of EMS Medical Directors and has been honored by the Department of Health as Medical Director of the Year for the State of Florida. Dr. Gandia is also responsible for mentoring Emergency Medicine Residents at Mount Sinai Medical Center during their EMS education. He continues active throughout the state in committees, organizations and educational institutions.

Bill McGrath MPS; NREMT-P; Bill has been operating private schools in the State of Florida since 1999. He currently has an Associate’s Degree in EMS, a Bachelors Degree in Organizational Leadership and a Master’s Degree in Executive Management. Bill is the Chief of Operations for Southeastern Medical Academy. In addition, Mr. McGrath currently works in the fire service as a Battalion Chief.

Accreditation


Southeastern Medical Academy is not accredited at the present time.  The institution does not offer any financial aid.  Credits earned may not be transferable to another school or institution.

 Administrative Staff


Program Director:  Bill McGrath

Medical Director:  Antonio Gandia MD

Program Consultant:  Frank Galgano

Advisory Board Members


 

Bill McGrath MPS; NREMT-P              Program Director SEMA

Antonio Gandia, MD                              Medical Director SEMA

Frank Galgano, EMT-P                         EMS Division Chief Seminole Tribe Fire Rescue

Joe Forcine, EMT-P                              Captain Marathon Fire Rescue

John Johnson EMT-P                           Fire Chief Marathon Fire Rescue

Mark Whelpley, MBA                             Battalion Chief North Lauderdale Fire Rescue

Joe Cabrera                                             Retired Emergency Management Director

Rob Vejhani DO                                      Emergency Room Physician

Terry Shore                                             Owner South Shore Plumbing