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Apply to TEMS


Welcome to Tufts EMS!

Become a member of one of the most exciting student organizations on the campus of Tufts University. Take the opportunity to benefit every single member of the Tufts Community by volunteering for TEMS. You’ll also gain invaluable experience in the field of pre-hospital emergency medicine. Learn how to interact with patients and provide professional, confidential care right on the Tufts campus.

Applicants for the Fall 2016 semester must:

  • Be freshmen or sophomore standing
  • Have an active Massachusetts EMT-B license
  • Have an active US driver’s license*

Applications for the Spring semester are now closed. If you are interested in applying, please check back in Fall 2016. The competitive application process will occur within the first few weeks of the semester. Please be aware of our application process:

-If you are an eligible applicant, please submit the online application.

-We will contact you if you are selected to take a written and practical exam.

-After the exams, you may be selected for an interview.

We will notify all applicants of our decision following the conclusion of the application process. Please note that we have many qualified students apply, with very limited open space on our squad. We encourage applicants who are not selected to re-apply in the following semester. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at tems@tufts.edu.

Qualified applicants may apply here.

If you have an EMT-B license from another state, click here for more information on transferring your credentials to Massachusetts. 

If you do not currently possess an EMT-B license, consider taking PE-131 at Tufts, or another accredited EMT-B class. If you are not an EMT, click here to learn more about the course offered by Tufts.

*Please note that TEMS members are required to drive our Class 5 ambulance, and therefore must have a US driver’s license.

Want to be an EMT?

Welcome back to the hill everyone! If you have ever wanted to save lives, learn emergency medicine, or use lights and sirens, then becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is right for you!

Take the Massachusetts EMT course at Tufts! Listed under PE131.

Please email us with any questions: tems@tufts.edu

Boston Campus

Boston EMS provides for the prehospital care needs on the Boston Health Sciences campus.

Grafton Campus

The Town of Grafton maintains a contract with a private ambulance service to provide EMS to the community, including the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.