Parent Organization: Student Organizations
The Texas A&M University Emergency Care Team began in 1976 as a student run medical organization to bring emergency medicine to the University. It is one of the first organizations of its kind in the nation. In 1980, TAMECT acquired its first ambulance and was the first source of Advanced Life Support in College Station. In the early 1990’s due to insurance liability, TAMECT was split into two entities. The Emergency Care Team kept its student organization status, and the Texas A&M Emergency Medical Service was formed under Student Health Services which handled the ambulance operations. Since then, TAMECT and TAMU EMS have kept close relationships and both operate out of the A.P. Beutel Health Center.
At present, Texas A&M Emergency Care Team members provide medical assistance to Special Event EMTs as they staff first aid stations at most major University events including football games, various athletic events, corps FTXs, March to the Brazos, Greek events, and the Rec Sports Facilities.
We also provide a large number of training opportunities for our members including First Aid, CPR, Advanced First Aid, and other miscellaneous educational opportunities. We are an all-volunteer student organization committed to providing the best quality emergency medical care to the students, faculty, and friends of Texas A&M.
Texas A&M Emergency Care Team has shown its desire to help both friends and strangers even in times of crisis. TAMECT members were the first medical personnel on scene at the tragic Aggie Bonfire Collapse of 1999. The members already stationed at the bonfire construction site called in the emergency. While the team on scene began providing aid, other members rushed to the scene afterhearing news of the accident. TAMECT also helped provide medical care after Hurricanes Ike and Rita. Hurricane victims finding refuge in College Station were greeted by Emergency Care Team members as they unloaded people from planes who needed medical attention.
Organization members have further shown their knowledge of medical skills at the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation annual conference. In 2011, TAMECT received 1st place nationally in the Basic Life Support and Mass Casualty Incident competitions.
If you need to get in touch with TAMECT's leadership, please contact one of the corresponding officers below and they will be able to resolve your question.
President - Michael Williams
The President manages external affairs and oversees the entire organization.
Vice President - Alejandra Rodriguez
The Vice President manages internal affairs, oversees education coordinators and is in charge of the training and clearing process for probational members.
Secretary - Dimitri Dobroskok
The Secretary keeps records and manages resources for the entire organization. This includes keeping track of certifications, maintaining an active website and electronic scheduling software, and ensuring that uniforms and non-medical equipment are available to members.
Treasurer - Betiel Ghirmay
The Treasurer manages organization finances.
Betty is a junior, Allied Health major who aspires to become a physician.
Events Coordinator - Kristina Cross
The Events Coordinator ensures that all events are properly scheduled and staffed.
Internal Education Coordinator - Victoria Bautista
The Internal Education Coordinator manages basic life support training for new members and current members.
External Education Coordinator - Travis Purser
The External Education Coordinator manages the public aspect of our education department providing CPR and basic first aid training to the surrounding community.
Public Relations - Hanna Bailey
The Public Relations officer recruits new members and promotes the organization to the University, community and potential donors.
If you are having difficulty logging into/using eSchedule, please contact Dimitri Dobroskok at 575-520-0222 or firstname.lastname@example.org (please allow 24 hours for response).