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Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT)

The University of Pennsylvania Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) is a student-run, service organization providing emergency medical services to the University community.

Group photo of over 60 MERT members, most are in their red polo shirt uniforms, posing with University administrators. Everyone is wearing a medical face mask.

The primary purpose of the organization is to complement the emergency medical care provided by the University of Pennsylvania Police Department (UPPD) and the Philadelphia Fire Department (PFD) by providing professional, timely, and high-quality pre-hospital treatment. The secondary purpose of the organization is to provide training and education to both students and the community.


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MERT maintains a strong relationship with the Division of Public Safety. To find out more information about MERT and how you can join their team visit their website at