Community education is an important part of TEMS services. Each fall TEMS sponsors a class in Emergency Medical Care. Conducted through the department of Physical Education, the class is held on campus and listed as PE 131, Emergency Care.
In the class students are trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, trauma management, medical emergency management, patient stabilization, motor vehicle extrication and more! At the end of the class students are given the opportunity to sit for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts EMT certification exam. Most the students in the class who complete the state exam go on to become members of TEMS and even work for outside ambulance companies.
You do not need to be pre-med to join. TEMS members are students from many diverse majors interested in providing emergency medical care services to the Tufts community.