Supporting exceptional achievement through unparalleled investment in education, research, and remarkable patient care.
Training Tomorrow's Leaders in Emergency Medicine
All medical students at the University of Wisconsin complete rotations in the emergency department, and our department offers additional course and extracurricular opportunities for students interested in spending more time exploring our specialty.
Our emergency medicine residency program prepares physicians for the future of healthcare within both academic and community settings, and offers an optional fourth year for residents seeking to undertake advanced training.
Our department sponsors several emergency medicine fellowships and postgraduate training opportunities designed to support junior physicians in launching their careers while learning from exceptional faculty mentors.
Advancing Emergency Care Research
The Department of Emergency Medicine’s clinical and translational research enterprise is federally funded and focuses on health services and care transitions studies.
Our faculty investigators are nationally recognized leaders in much of the research they conduct, yielding critical discoveries in areas such as dementia and emergency care for older adults, antimicrobial stewardship, and health disparities.
And our Emergency Department Research Coordinator Program provides high-quality clinical study coordination and enrollment services for UW campus and industry researchers.
Providing Remarkable Patient Care
With four different emergency departments and world-renowned air medical capabilities, we are equipped to provide patients with a complete range of primary and specialty emergency care services.
Department News & Events
Recent News & Announcements
The Distinguished Wisconsin Endowed Chair of Emergency Medicine has been renamed the Azita G. Hamedani Distinguished Chair of Emergency Medicine to honor...November 23, 2022
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, with nationwide surges in critically ill patients and uncertain staffing in emergency and critical care hospital units, a group of advanced...November 11, 2022
Simulation ambulance helps train local first responders and prevent disruptions in emergency response
The Department of Emergency Medicine has partnered with the UW Health Clinical Simulation Program to bring a new mobile simulation training ambulance...November 9, 2022
In the first few weeks of October, more than 350 pediatric patients at UW Health Kids tested positive for the respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV...October 28, 2022
Dr. Michael Kim joined the Division of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Medicine in October 2007, establishing the first academic pediatric emergency medicine program...October 27, 2022
The I-CARE 2 RCT: Telehealth to Reduce Alzheimer’s-related Symptoms for Caregivers and Patients study is funded by $4 million from the National Institute on Aging to evaluate...October 25, 2022
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Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds
Stephen Smith, MD
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Please join us Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.
Learn more about our grand rounds lecture series
Support the Department of Emergency Medicine
The BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine welcomes and is grateful for various forms of support – discretionary funds for our many programs, internships and mentoring opportunities for students, and introductions to new networks that can help advance our reach and build partnerships around Wisconsin and the world.