Join MSERT!

Applications for the 2020-2021 year will be open soon! 

Interested in joining the McGill Student Emergency Response Team (MSERT)? This page aims to provide you with some of the general information regarding the recruitment process. The full 2020-2021 MSERT recruitment application guide has been posted below and recruitment will begin in August. We encourage anyone interested in developing their first aid knowledge and skills to apply to be a part of our service.

Our recruitment process occurs once each year, during the month of September, and is divided into two sequential parts:

Stage 1: Online application 

Stage 2: First aid scenario simulation & interview

Please note, this year all stages of our recruitment will be taking place online. 

For more information on joining the team and the recruitment process, click the link below to view our 2020 Application Guide.

Important Dates

Dates: September 8, 12, and 16 2020

LocationOnline

Time: TBD

 

Opens: Monday, August 17th 2020

Closes: Sunday, September 20th 2020 (11:59 PM Montreal time) 

Dates: TBD 

Location: Online

Time: TBD

Date: September 26 and 27 2020 

Please note: Participants who have been selected for stage 2 will be sent the time and online access to this portion of the application. 

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the team, it is required for you to either have or be willing to obtain:

A valid Canadian Red Cross CPR/AED Level C certification or a certification that is deemed to be more advanced than Canadian Red Cross CPR/AED Level C (i.e. Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR Level C).

OR

A valid equivalent* or more advanced certification from one of the following four first aid providers: 

Canadian Ski Patrol

Lifesaving Society

St. John Ambulance

Heart and Stroke

*In order for a certification to be equivalent to the Canadian Red Cross CPR/AED Level C, the course must have been a minimum of 5 hours in duration, taught by one of the other four national first aid providers (Canadian Ski Patrol, Lifesaving Society, St. John Ambulance, or Heart and Stroke), and covered the following topics:

How to handle and respond to emergencies

How to safely place someone in the recovery position

Choking in adults, children, and babies

Helping patients administer certain medications

How to recognize the signs of and respond to angina and heart attack

How to recognize the signs of and respond to cases of stroke

How to perform CPR and use an AED on adults, children, and babies

How to respond to cases of deadly bleeding

FAQ

In other years, we have asked applicants to have first aid certification before applying to MSERT, and we have asked applicants to review that content before applying. However, since it is not the case this year, we only recommend that you attend the information sessions and that you ask us any questions you might have! 

Unfortunately, we only hold one recruit new team members in the Fall semester.

You are not required or expected to have prior experience to join MSERT. We provide a First Responder course for new responders and will teach members any skills they need to know!

For any questions about the application process and the stages involved, contact us at msert.firstaid@gmail.com.

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