Diane Schoendienst
Paramedic Instructor


Diane Schoendienst has been part of the Sac State Paramedic Program since 2017. Her primary focus is introducing paramedic students to anatomy and physiology, and how these relate to human disease processes. She is a lead instructor during dissection labs at the Sacramento Coroner’s Office, where paramedic students further connect concepts of A&P with disease.

Diane began her career as an EMT and paramedic in Southern California. She has worked as both a paramedic for AMR and Cal Fire. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Medical Care in 2009 and her Master’s Degree of Physician Assistant in 2013 from Loma Linda University. She additionally completed a 14-month fellowship program in emergency medicine at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

Between her two academic programs Diane worked at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine Simulation Center. She currently works as an emergency department PA at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Diane loves to teach and brings a diverse background of Prehospital and ER experience to the Sac State Paramedic Program.