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TEMS puts on two rounds of the selections process each academic year.  One round occurs during the fall semester, usually in October or November, and the other round occurs during the spring semester, usually in March or April.  Applications can be downloaded by clicking here and may be submitted during advertised selections periods.  Please contact Adam Rouan at with questions.


Eligibility for Membership

All applications must:

  • 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 TEMS

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.

Application Process

Applications can be downloaded by clicking here!

During selections rounds, after you submit your application, you 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 TEMS.


Accepted Applications

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

  • Taking a EMT-Basic course the following semester at Tulane's downtown campus on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
  • Attending an on-campus training each Sunday provided by members of TEMS to prepare for becoming a riding member
  • Obtaining CPR certification

Once riding membership is achieved, each member of TEMS has several requirements and responsibilities, including:

  • Becoming a certified EMT-B within one year of acceptance to TEMS
  • Taking a minimum of one 12-hour shift per week
  • Attending weekly meetings

The time each member commits to TEMS is significant, and only increases as one progresses in the organization.  Some of our most senior members are on duty upwards of 72 hours a week.





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