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Tulane EMS Membership Application Process

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Tulane EMS Members

All members of Tulane EMS are volunteers, selected from undergraduate students at Tulane University. Tulane EMS members are dedicated to learning and enhancing the world around them and have a proven passion for service to others. All members undergo rigorous training – from in-class experience to field practice. Many members are involved in other organizations on campus.

Many members are involved in other organizations on campus. Among Tulane EMS's ranks have been fraternity and sorority presidents, student-athletes, USG and ASB senators, class presidents, and resident advisors. Tulane EMS members represent the best of Tulane. (Don't be surprised if one of your friends or classmates shows up to class in uniform one day.)

Application Process

Tulane EMS holds two rounds of selections each year. Applications are open specifically to freshmen and sophomores who can commit four active semesters* (ex: sophomores who do not plan to go abroad).

Applications may be submitted during advertised selections periods. After applications are submitted, eligible applicants will be contacted by email with an invitation to attend first-round interviews. From there, applicants will sign up for their first-round interview with our selections panel. Selected applicants will then be invited to a second and third (if applicable) interview. A select number of applicants will then be admitted to the organization as determined by the needs of Tulane EMS.

For more information about application timelines and dates, follow Tulane EMS on Instagram @tulane_ems.

Eligibility for Membership

  • Maintain a 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Have a current driver's license
  • Have no more than two moving violations in the past year (nor any violations more serious than this-DUI, vehicular manslaughter, etc.)
  • Be able to commit at least four semesters* to Tulane EMS

*Note: We do not require Fall applicants to have any prior medical certification or knowledge. The spring semester following acceptance in the fall will be dedicated to training and does not count as an active semester. Please see the Accepted Applications section for more information on training.

Accepted Applications

All applicants accepted to Tulane EMS must meet certain requirements before becoming a riding Tulane EMS member, including:

  • Taking a EMT-Basic course the following semester on the Uptown campus (if no EMT class has been completed)
  • Attending an on-campus training each Sunday provided by members of Tulane EMS to prepare for becoming a riding member
  • Obtaining CPR certification

Accepted applicants are expected to obtain full NREMT certification by the end of the current academic semester.

Learn more about member training

Requirements and Responsibilities

Once riding status is achieved, each member of Tulane EMS has several requirements and responsibilities, including:

  • Becoming a certified EMT-B within one year of acceptance to Tulane EMS
  • Taking a minimum of three 12-hour shifts per month
  • Attending weekly meetings
  • Continuing to advance within the organization

The time each member commits to Tulane EMS is significant, and only increases as one progresses in the organization.

Please email with questions about the application process.