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The Spring 2019 application cycle is now open! A written application can be found here and is due by 11:59 PM on January 20, 2019.  The remainder of the process is as follows:

  • A written exam will be offered on Saturday, January 26 at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Some applicants will be offered a practical test on Sunday, January 27th, time TBD. 
  • Interviews will take place during the week of January 30th to February 6th.
  • Note: if applicants cannot attend any of the above days/times accommodations can 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

Qualified applicants will complete an 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.

After submitting the written application, qualified applicants will be invited for a written test, practical test, and interview. After this point, accepted applicants will be invited to a mandatory orientation.

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.