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Applications for the Spring 2019 EMT course are now available!

This application is for Harvard College students who wish to join CrimsonEMS and are not currently certified as EMTs. If accepted into the subsidized EMT training course in Spring 2019, students are expected to acquire their certifications after completion of the training course and return to serve with the CrimsonEMS crew in Fall 2019. Failure to complete the training course or the service requirement necessitates the recovery of the complete course fee ($800), chargeable to your Harvard termbill by HUHS. Note that students who are currently juniors or seniors at the College are NOT eligible. We are also only able to accept undergraduate students at this time. If you wish to be considered for the class and subsequent membership in CrimsonEMS, please fill out this application by November 23th, 2018 at 11:59PM. No late applications will be considered.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to an EMT about the experience, please email

Transfer EMT's

Applications for Transfer EMTs are now closed. Join our outreach mailing list to receive a notification when applications are available and learn about our community events!

CrimsonEMS offers a fully subsidized EMT training course each year in the spring semester, beginning in late January.  The next offering of the course will be in the Spring of 2019. Applications typically become available in October and are accepted until late November.

During the course, future EMTs will learn the principles and skills necessary to provide care and treatment in a variety of urgent situations. Students learn about topics such as anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, sickness, disease, trauma, abuse, mental illness, and patient assessment, as well as methods of treatment and management. EMT candidates also develop skills through classroom and applied learning in incident management, communication and leadership, teamwork, emergency vehicle operations, response systems, healthcare systems, bedside manner, and more.

The course is both incredibly rewarding and time and energy-intensive. The course requires a roughly 15-hour time commitment per week, with classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 pm -10 pm and Saturdays from 9 am-4:30 pm. Course dates follow the Harvard College academic calendar and will not coincide with shopping week, University holidays, or final exams. The EMT course is to be taken concurrently with academic courses at Harvard.

CrimsonEMS, as a service line of Harvard University Health Services (HUHS), is generously supported and subsidized by HUHS. While typical EMT courses may cost around $1,000, students in CrimsonEMS are only responsible for the nominal cost of testing, licensure, and registration fees. For certain students, financial aid is available to help with or cover these fees. After their training course, students are well-prepared to use their skills and knowledge to serve the Harvard community.

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