Dr. Paul D. Olson received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He is also a 1987 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Medicine located in Iowa City, and he completed his family practice internship and residency with the UND Family Practice Center in Bismarck, ND. He is a full time staff physician at Trinity Health where he specializes in Emergency Medicine. In addition to his position in Trinity's Level II Trauma Center, he serves as assistant director of the Minot Center For Family Medicine, Northwest Regional Campus, Minot. Dr. Olson is board certified in Family Practice. He is also an instructor in advanced cardiac life support; certified in advanced neonatal life support; certified in advanced trauma life support and basic life support. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice, the American Medical Association and the American College of Emergency Physicians.
An emergency medicine physician receives training to care for patients with acute illnesses or injuries requiring immediate medical attention. While not providing long-term or continuing care, they diagnose a variety of illnesses and undertake various interventions to stabilize patients.