Apply to TEMS


Tufts EMS is no longer accepting applications for the Spring 2017 semester. Our next application cycle will be for the Fall 2017 semester and we will begin accepting applications in late summer. Please email with any questions.

Become a member of one of the most exciting student organizations on the campus of Tufts University. Tufts EMS is seeking professional and dedicated students who are Massachusetts EMT-B certified to join our ranks. Applicants must:

  • Have freshmen or sophomore standing
  • Have a current Massachusetts EMT-B license
  • Have a current BLS CPR card (e.g. AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers or equivalent)
  • Have an active US driver’s license*

Qualified applicants should complete our online application. Following form submission, applicants will be notified via email of their selection to take our practical and written exams. Exam content is similar to that covered in the NREMT practical (psycho-motor) and written (cognitive) exams. Following the practical and written assessments, applicants may be selected for an interview.

The schedule for the Spring 2017 Application Cycle is as follows:

    • Applications due: Friday, 2/3/2017 at 11:59 PM.
    • Written testing: Saturday, 2/4/2017, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM in Pearson 106
    • Practical Testing: Sunday 2/5/2017, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM in Jackson 005/006
    • Interviews: Week of 2/6/2017
    • Decisions: Sent out by midnight 2/10/2017
    • Orientation: 2/11/2017

Accepted applicants must attend the mandatory orientation on 2/11/2017.

Being a TEMS EMT represents a significant time commitment and includes shifts during days, nights, weekends, and major university events such as Fall Gala and Spring Fling. TEMS EMTs must be able to respond to medical emergencies in a safe and professional manner.

Please note that our applicant pool is very competitive. Due to limited space, Tufts EMS can only admit a small number of the many qualified EMTs who apply each semester. Applicants who are not selected are encouraged to apply again in the following semester provided that they still meet the above qualifications. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Don’t have a Massachusetts EMT-B license?

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.