Join Emergency Medical Response Services

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Gain leadership experience and lifesaving skills from a community of USF students who share a passion for maintaining a safe campus.

Why Join EMRS?

  • Gain experience and develop critical thinking skills as an EMT
  • Develop leadership skills, communication ability and a problem solving mindset that make you more competitive on the job market
  • Learn how to run a small business while working as part of a team
  • Meet other USF students who share your interest in healthcare and emergency medical services

Applications for squad membership are taken on a rolling basis. Orientations are held in early September and mid-January.

Application and Training Requirements

USF's Emergency Medical Response Service is considered to be a division within the department of Student Life, not a club or campus organization. EMTs therefore are considered student staff of the university, and are held to certain standards. Students are required to:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA average of 2.5 throughout their membership
  • Have completed an EMT-Basic course, received California EMT certification and become accredited by the San Francisco City and County
  • Follow a code of appropriate professional conduct, both on and off duty
  • Follow all EMRS and USF policies, guidelines, protocols, and applicable privacy and other laws

EMT Basic Training Program

USF offers a 4-unit credit course through the College of School of Nursing & Health Professions (Health Services 205) every semester.

This EMT-B course is held at the University of San Francisco Hilltop Campus.