Apply to TEMS

Applications for Fall 2023 are now closed. The application was due by Friday, September 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm. 

Apply to TEMS

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 four or more full semesters remaining as a Tufts student
  • Be in good standing with the University
  • 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 and demonstrate driving competency

Following the form submission of the online TEMS application, applicants will be notified via email to take our written exam. The fall 2023 written exam will be held on Sunday, September 17th. Some applicants will then be invited to take our practical exam. The fall 2023 practical exam will be held on Saturday, September 23rd. Exam content is similar to that covered in the NREMT practical (psycho-motor) and written (cognitive) exams. Based on exam performance, applicants may be invited to complete an interview on Sunday, September 24th. Please keep all of these dates available as you move through the application process. All accepted applicants will be required to participate in mandatory orientation trainings on Saturday 9/30 and Sunday 10/1. 

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, learn more about transferring your credentials to Massachusetts.

If you do not currently possess an EMT-B license, consider taking UC-CPE-131 at Tufts, or another accredited EMT-B class. If you are not an EMT, 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 and demonstrate driving proficiency.