The Department of Emergency Medicine is involved at all levels of medical student training at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and our ACGME accredited emergency medicine residency program and fellowships are among the 80 graduate medical education programs administered through UW Health, the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin. Our training programs prepare and inspire students to advance knowledge, seek research breakthroughs and improve the health of patients and communities.

When you enroll as a resident or fellow at UW Health, you become part of our family. In our challenging and comprehensive programs, you gain the experience you need to be a leader in your specialty in private practice, academic settings or research. Educational curriculum and training at the University of Wisconsin Department of Emergency Medicine prepares graduates to successfully enter into rewarding careers or additional training in academics, research, administration, and community medicine. And we strive to develop clinicians who understand the needs of manifold and underrepresented populations and advance shared values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our dedicated leadership, experience and mentoring faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, collaborative approach to learning, and our commitment to innovation set us apart from other academic medical centers. For whatever stage of education and training you are seeking, UW Emergency Medicine is fully invested in you and will ensure you gain the skills and confidence necessary to take you to the next level in your career.

Our Academic Programs

Residency Program

Our approach to residency education and training is designed to provide you with the benefits of a four-year training program in a three-year package, preparing physicians for the future of healthcare.


Our department sponsors several advanced training opportunities for emergency physicians to develop knowledge and skills in subspecialty areas while learning from our world-class faculty.

Medical Students

All medical students at the University of Wisconsin complete a rotation in emergency medicine, with additional courses and extracurricular opportunities for individuals interested in spending more time exploring our specialty.

Continuing Medical Education

We provide many opportunities for CME, including Grand Rounds lectures, prehospital simulation, and innovative symposia, such as the annual Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Research Forum.

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Have questions?
Contact a member of our Education team:

Taylor Johnson, MBA
Fellowships & CME

Dana Wieners
Residency Program

Niki Hagen
Medical Student Education