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The Fall 2020 application cycle is now open! A written application can be found here and is due by 11:59 PM on Thursday, November 5th, 2020.  

  • A written exam will be offered to all applicants in the morning on Saturday, November 7th.
  • Some applicants will be offered a practical test on Saturday, November 14th. 
  • Interviews will take place November 21st and 22nd.
  • All steps of the application process will be virtual, over Zoom.
  • Note: if applicants cannot attend any of the above days, accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis.

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 form submission of the online TEMS application, applicants will be notified via email to take our written exam. Some applicants will be invited to take our practical exam. 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. All accepted applicants will be invited to mandatory orientation trainings. 

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 tems@tufts.edu.

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 and demonstrate driving proficiency.