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Tulane EMS Membership & Applications

Tulane Emergency Medical Services - Fall 2017

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. 

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 the selections process each academic year, one during the fall semester, usually in October or November, and the other during the spring semester, usually in March or April. 

Applications can be accessed by following the link below and may be submitted during advertised selections periods. After applications are submitted, a portion of applicants will be contacted by phone to schedule an informal interview to acquaint you with a few of our selections members. From there, applicants will sign up for a formal interview with our selections panel the following weekend. Approximately 20 applicants will then be invited to a callback interview.  A select number of applicants will then be admitted to the organization as determined by the needs of Tulane EMS.

2018 Spring Applications

Apply Online -  Monday, Feb. 26 at 4 pm
Online application form will open at 4 pm on Feb. 26.

Information Session - Thursday, March 1 | 6-8 pm | Jones, Room 102
At this session, we will discuss the selections process to interested applicants. In addition, a panel of Tulane EMS members will answer questions about the organization.

Applications Due - Monday, March 5 at 4 pm
Online application form will close at 4 pm on March 5.

Applicant Meet and Greet - Thursday, March 8, 6-8 pm, Yulman Multipurpose Room
The Selections Committee will invite eligible applicants to meet the general membership of Tulane EMS and the Selections Committee. Business attire.

Selection Interviews - March 8-11
The Selections Committee will interview final applicants.

Eligibility for Membership

  • Maintain a 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Have a current driver's license with no more than two moving violations in the past year (or 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 applicants to have any prior medical certification or knowledge. 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 in the Tulane EMS office in Diboll
  • Attending an on-campus training each Sunday provided by members of Tulane EMS to prepare for becoming a riding member
  • Obtaining CPR certification

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 two 12-hour shifts per month
  • Attending weekly meetings

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.