GERMS welcomes all undergraduate students at Georgetown University holding a National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) EMT-B certification to apply for membership. If you do not currently hold an NREMT-B certification, check out the GERMS EMT course offered each spring, summer, and fall by our Department of Education.
As a member of GERMS, you will respond to emergency calls on a fully licensed ambulance crew, developing valuable patient care, teamwork, and leadership experience along the way. You will also build friendships that will last far beyond your time as a Georgetown undergraduate. After graduation, you’ll join our robust alumni network.
GERMS is able to successfully operate due to the diversity of its membership. GERMS actively solicits applications from students of all different backgrounds, and we do not tolerate any type of discrimination resulting from an identity with which the applicant identifies.
For pre-medical or nursing students, GERMS provdies a unique opportunity to acquire volunteer clinical experience prior to applying to graduate school or jobs. Additionally, we have members from every school at Georgetown (college, nursing, business, School of Foreign Service) and a wide variety of majors and minors.
Each semester, GERMS admits a new class of probationary EMTs, who are affectionately known as “probies.” Probies quickly learn about the organization’s culture and protocols as they ride shifts, participate in training exercises, and partake in social events. GERMS has developed an integrated, multilayered mentorship system to ensure each probationary member has a senior member with whom he or she can ask for guidance.
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