Become an EMT
To become an EMT with MIT EMS, you must be an MIT affiliate (undergrad, grad, staff, alumni, cross-registered student, etc.). You can apply for our EMT-B class, which will be offered during IAP 2015.
We are not accepting Applications yet. We generally accept applications beginning at the end of September until the end of October. Check back for more specific dates.
What, though, is an EMT?
An EMT, more formally known as an Emergency Medical Technician, handles issues in pre-hospital emergency medicine, including patient assessment, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, bleeding control, bandaging, splinting, shock management, poison control, and extrication techniques.
MIT-EMS offers an annual EMT-B training program during IAP. This course qualifies you for the Massachusetts State EMT-B certification exam in the spring. Through lectures and outside reading, you will learn about physiology, medications, heart and lung conditions, and the effects of trauma and shock. In lab, you will learn how to splint broken bones, stabilize a patient to a backboard, perform assessments, administer CPR, and use all of the equipment on an ambulance.
The class meets on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and sometimes Friday during IAP (January) from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM with a one-hour break for lunch. There will be several review sessions before the certification examinations take place in the spring.
If you are interested in padding your resume for employers, graduate schools, or medical schools, then this is NOT the class for you. EMT-B certification means nothing unless you actually work as an EMT. Becoming certified as an EMT-B but not utilizing your training, will actually make you a less desirable candidate. However, working as an EMT is a very fulfilling experience, and after this course you will want to work for an ambulance as soon as possible!
For more information about our EMT class please contact our Class Officer, or if you are already a certified EMT or have CPR/AED training you can look here for more information about joining MIT-EMS.
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