The GW equivalent of GERMS is a “the Emergency Medical Response Group,” or EMeRG. Apparently EMeRG doesn’t have the same warm relations with the student body it serves that GERMS has.
Because of GW’s medical amnesty policies, EMeRG is required to transport anyone who is assessed for alcohol consumption to the GW Hospital. According to the GW Hatchet, which is doing a three part series on their school’s medical amnesty policies, the rule discourages people from calling EMeRG and creates hostility towards the program because of the medical bills that accompany the mandatory hospital visit.
The Hatchet highlights GERMS as an example of what EMeRG could be with a few policy tweaks:
The Georgetown student’s relationship with the volunteer GERMS group is worlds apart from the GW student’s relationship with EMeRG. Most importantly, GERMS is not required to transport all students that are assessed to the hospital. The amnesty policy of Georgetown is such that students don’t fear calling GERMS.