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.
Dates: September 8, 12, and 16 2020
Opens: Monday, August 17th 2020
Closes: Sunday, September 20th 2020 (11:59 PM Montreal time)
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.
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).
A valid equivalent* or more advanced certification from one of the following four first aid providers:
Canadian Ski Patrol
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
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!