Join EST


Every fall semester EST selects a new medic class. Being a part of EST offers an opportunity to serve your community, learn life-saving medical skills, and be a part of a tight-knit student organization. Members of EST graduate from Washington University with unique and invaluable knowledge, experiences, and friendships.

To become a member of EST, you must:

  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student at Washington University in Freshman or Sophomore standing
  • Be physically capable of performing all skills and functions required of an EMT-B
  • Participate in the annual fall application process
  • Turn 18 prior to the beginning of second semester

The application process for our new medic class begins late August after classes have begun. Final decisions are made mid-October. The process includes a written application and up to three rounds of interviews.  For reasons of resource limitation, both finance- and personnel-related, EST is capable of selecting up to 18 members per year. On average, approximately 150 students apply to EST each year.

Freshman applicants: It should be emphasized that an EMT-B license is NOT required for membership on EST. All non-EMT new medics will enroll in a course through Washington University to receive an EMT-B license. Of each new medic class, at least 80% do not have their EMT-B license. If you want to get a head start though, it certainly won't hurt! Many EMT-B certification courses are available throughout the year, including the summer. If you do not have the time for certification but still want a glimpse of emergency medical service, contact your local rescue squad for volunteer opportunities.

Sophomore Applicants: EST requires all sophomore applicants to possess an EMT license at the time of application. Please contact the selections committee with any questions you may have (

Juniors and Seniors: Unfortunately, EST does not accept junior and senior applicants to the team.

*Please visit the other tabs (Application Process and Selections FAQ) for more information.

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