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Interested in Joining REMS?

Rice EMTs work on a volunteer basis, donating their time to enhance the safety and quality of Rice University life. We operate as a branch of the Rice University Police Department. Rice EMS is not a student club or campus organization – it is a state-sanctioned EMS agency and its EMTs are official volunteer staff of the university, all of whom are held to certain standards. These include fulfilling work obligations, following a code of appropriate conduct (both on and off duty), and following all EMS policies and guidelines.

Rice EMTs are held to a higher standard than other students. Any EMT who violates the law (for example, disclosing confidential medical information or inappropriate patient care) may face criminal charges or have his or her EMT certification revoked. More information about these rules can be found here. Don’t hesitate to email us with any questions you have.

The application process to join REMS consists of a paper application, interview, and fixed timelines for completion of the observership period. Applications will be accepted during two time periods during the 2020-2021 school year – August 1-30, and Jan 1-20. Prospective members will need to have all of their paperwork–including their application, National Registry, and Texas DSHS certification – complete and ready to go by the stated deadline. Anyone who does not adhere to the deadline will not be considered eligible for an interview. For further information, follow this link.

After applicants turn in their paperwork, they will be eligible for an interview. Before their interview, they will be required to take a timed Clinical Guidelines and SOPs exam on Canvas. The Field Training Lieutenant will give the applicants access to this guest Canvas page as soon as all of their paperwork is turned in. The score of this exam will be considered in the evaluation of the
applicant. The application, interview, and score on the exam will all be considered in the determination of the applicants. If an applicant is accepted into REMS as an observer, they will have 90 days to get cleared as a REMS Duty Crew member. This means that they will have 90 days to obtain at least 5 patient contacts, in any combination of emergency calls on campus or training drills, which will be scheduled by the Field Training Lieutenant. Each observer’s clearance is at the discretion of the REMS leadership team.

New members are always welcome! If you are interested in joining REMS, follow the flowchart below. For more details, follow this link.

Steps to Joining Rice EMS


If you have made it through these steps, pat yourself on the back! Congratulations – you are now a cleared member of REMS!Banner1