Skidmore College Emergency Medical Services

Skidmore College Emergency Medical Services (SCEMS) is a New York State Basic Life Support-First Response Agency, which provides high quality and confidential emergency medical care to the Skidmore community. SCEMS is staffed and operated entirely by Skidmore students, who are trained and state certified at the EMT level or higher. SCEMS provides emergency coverage between 4:30pm and 8:30am on weekdays, and 24-hour coverage from 4:30pm on Friday until 8:30am on Monday. SCEMS is also available for standby coverage for special events.

Our Mission

We strive to provide a high level of confidential and professional emergency medical care to the Skidmore community and to provide students with invaluable hands on medical experience, and leadership training that will follow them into their professional endeavors.

Skidmore College EMS Contact Information

In an emergency:

Call Skidmore Campus Safety at 518-580-5566.
Campus Safety will dispatch SCEMS.

Non-medical queries:

Phone: 518-580-5298


Office: The SCEMS office is located in Case Center 220.
Open office hours are 4:30pm-5:00pm on weekdays,






EMT-B classes are held every semester for two credits. It is taught by a certified EMT instructor where you can learn basic medical, trauma. It is posted on the master schedule under the interdisciplinary department and is worth 2 credits. If you would like more information, email us at

CPR classes are also held on campus and provides hand-on training on how to use an AED and perform CPR. These classes are around two hours and are held over the weekends. At the end you will receive an CPR certification from the American Heart Association. if you would like more information, email us at