Student-run EMS earns national award

Student EMS

For future health care professionals (and any students with an interest in the field), Case Western Reserve University’s student-run emergency medical service is a perfect combination: Real-world medical experience and a chance to meet new friends. 

CWRU EMS’s active clinical members are certified Ohio EMTs, providing free 24/7 treatment and transport to members of our campus and the surrounding community, dispatched through the university’s emergency number. The organization has continued to evolve its services over the last year, leading to it recently earning distinction as the 2021 Collegiate EMS Organization of Year by the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation.

Read more about CWRU EMS and the award.

CWRU EMS members have been assisting with the COVID-19 vaccination efforts on campus and throughout the Cleveland area; they began working to identify opportunities for members to assist other agencies; and they’re working to expand their reach to members of our local community. 

“Our community outreach is definitely one of the things that we’ve been really proud of this last year,” says third-year student and CWRU EMS Chief Joseph Swetz. “We’ve had a lot of help and guidance from our advisors in University Health and Counseling Services and Public Safety, and we’re really proud of how we’ve been able to continue to safely serve our community.”

Leadership. Real-world experience. Public service.  

That’s the trifecta of an award-winning student organization—and it’s the kind of experience that will make you a stand-out in your field.