University Emergency Medicine Student Association

“Preparing Tomorrow’s Heroes”

Notice 03 | RE: COVID-19 | 03/30/20 2000hrs

MRU operations are suspended until further notice due to campus closures.

Student Health Services (SHS) may remain open to student on campus during this time. Students needing guidance or medical assistance should contact SHS at 813-974-2331.

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If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911.

Medical Response Unit


The MRU is a multi-departmental collaboration with UEMSA, Student Health Services (SHS), and Student Government. It is a FREE, student-staffed, Basic Life Support (BLS) medical transport service designed to increase students' access to medical services. The MRU will provide students free courtesy medical transportation to Student Health Services, the Morsani Institute and the on-campus residence halls.

The MRU Service is staffed by state and nationally certified Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs). 

We are looking for hardworking professionals to apply to be volunteer first responders on campus! With this position, you will be a crucial part to the safety and wellbeing of everyone on campus responding to medical emergencies and staffing First Aid booths during campus events!

Volunteer Position Summary:

Education and Experience:

  • Must be a current USF student in good academic standing.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Possess an medical certification (all state and national certifications must be in a Clear/Active status)
    • Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification
    • Florida Paramedic certification
    • UEMSA issued or NREMT issued Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certification
  • Possess and maintain current BLS CPR certification (AHA preferred) 
  • Possess a current Florida Class E driver license with acceptable driving history

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Physical Requirements:  By this position's very nature, and the very nature of the Emergency Medical field, applicants must meet certain fitness and ability standards. Applicants must have ability to lift and carry up to 35 lbs. Applicants must be able to see, hear, taste, smell, talk, balance, sit, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, walk, use hands, and reach with hands and arms.

Working Conditions:  Duties are performed primarily in a driving environment. Duties are also performed in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments with sick and injured patients. Operation of company vehicles and equipment. Occasional exposure to hazardous conditions and blood/body fluids.

Travel: No outside campus travel is required.

Hours: Volunteers are required to work at least one (1) shift per week
  • Spring and Fall semesters (MRU does not currently operate during the Summer)
  • Monday-Friday (MRU does not currently operate on Saturday or Sunday)
  • Each shift is 3 hours in duration with morning, afternoon, and evening shifts available. 

Uniform Requirements:

Volunteers are required to maintain a clean, neat appearance and be in uniform with ID badge at all times while on shift. All uniform requirements are to be provided by the volunteer. Uniform shirt provided.

Pants: All-black, long work pants or BDUs with black belt. (Scrub pants, jeans, jeggings, sweatpants, track pants, or similar items are prohibited).

Footwear: All-black, close-toed shoes, sneakers, or boots (no cloth or canvas).

Skin: Visible tattoos on arms must be covered by uniform shirt, long sleeve shirt or compression sleeve. No facial tattoos. Behind-the-ear or small neck tattoos must be in good taste.

Accessories:  No body/face piercings; only small, stud earrings permitted. Only a solid, all-black, logo free baseball hat is permitted. Head coverings permitted for religious or cultural reasons (preferably muted colors and designs).

Hair: Must be in neat appearance; no odd or eccentric styles. Hair may not cover or be able to fall in front of face or eyes. Ponytail or bun is recommended for long hair. Facial hair is allowed, but must be neat and trimmed

Tools: Stethoscope; a watch with “seconds” hand or display; a reliable pen.

Documents and Forms Required:

To apply, you will need to prepare a resume and cover letter. You will also need to upload a copy of your medical certification, CPR card, and driver license. 

If you are selected for an interview, you need to bring the following with you:

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Copy of your medical certification and CPR card
  • Driver license
  • Immunization records (any appropriate tests will be ordered if there are any deficiencies)

A federal background check and fingerprinting is required. Information on these procedures will be discussed during orientation once you are hired.


(813) 974-4MRU (4678)

Hours of

Same hours as SHS

No operation on Saturday or Sundays.






10a - 6p
10a - 8p
10a - 8p
10a - 8p
10a - 6p


Look for the application in the "Forms" section of our BullSync page (must be signed in).