Medical Emergency Response Team


     Resources:  Penn MERT




The University of Pennsylvania Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) is a student-run service organization providing medical emergency services to the University community.  MERT currently operates from 5:00PM - 7:00AM seven days a week during the academic year.  In addition, MERT provides coverage during major University events such as NSO, Spring Fling, Hey Day and Graduation.  Each MERT crew consists of 2-3 members certified as an Emergency Medical Technician in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  MERT responds using specifically equipped EMS bikes carrying all necessary medical equipment to handle a wide range of calls.  MERT has received national recognition from the Collegiate EMS association including the program of the year award (2008) and the EMT of the year award (2009). 

  • MERT has responded to 2,546 calls and provided approximately 16,000  hours of service since 2007.
  • For the 2013-2014 academic year MERT operates from 5:00PM – 7:00AM seven days a week with additional hours of coverage during New Student Orientation(NSO), Spring Fling and  Hey Day.