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 at Trinity’s Level II Trauma Center. He is past 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.
Emergency/trauma care is a field of medicine that focuses on the immediate decision making and action necessary to prevent death or further disability in response to acute illness or injury.