Education Scholarship Fellowship

Fellowship Curriculum

Fellows pursuing the medical student education track will help run the day-to-day aspects of a medical student rotation, including grading and evaluation, rotational structure, rotational oversight and troubleshooting, and assistance in writing SLOEs.

Fellows pursuing the resident education track will also teach multiple levels of learners – required M2/3 rotation, M4, PGY1-3 all rotating through the ED, and have weekly teaching sessions with the fellowship director on education topics.

Additionally, fellows will lead didactics and simulations, develop teaching and evaluation materials, and serve as a mentor to students or residents. There is ample opportunity for on-shift teaching of both medical students and residents. Fellows will also prepare and deliver presentations for resident didactic conferences, participate in formal medical school curricular teaching, and serve as a faculty leader for the Emergency Medicine interest group within the nationally regarded UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH). Fellows will also get experience with curricular design, implementation, evaluation, and revision at both the Emergency Medicine departmental level and across the School. Fellows are also expected to serve on the department’s Medical Education Scholarship Committee.

Fellowship Directors

Residency Education

Benjamin Schnapp

Benjamin Schnapp, MD, MEd

Associate Professor
Associate Residency Program Director


Dr. Schnapp graduated from The Mount Sinai Hospital emergency medicine residency program in New York City, where he completed a specialty track in medical education and served as chief resident. He completed his medical education fellowship at Northwestern University and is currently completing his Masters in Education with a focus on the Health Professions at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Schnapp’s interests include clinical teaching skills, the resident as teacher, resident wellness, and decision making. He currently serves on the SAEM Graduate Medical Education and Fellowship Approval committees.

Medical Student Education

David Tillman, MD

Assistant Professor
Director of Medical Student Education


Dr. Tillman earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his emergency medicine residency training at the University of Wisconsin, where he served as chief resident during his final year and completed a fellowship in Undergraduate Medical Education.

Dr. Tillman has led emergency medicine to be the most highly sought specialty at the UW SMPH and has been pivotal in both advancing and evolving the EM curriculum and clinical experience for students. He serves or has served in consequential leadership roles with the School, including the ForWard Curriculum Steering Committee, Statewide Campus Direction Committee to improve and support educational experiences at clinical sites across Wisconsin, and on the Acute Care Block Design Team. Dr. Tillman also leads the Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG), a program that introduces medical students to the field of emergency medicine and fosters students’ interest in the specialty.

How to Apply

Email iconEmail your CV and a personal statement detailing your research interests and career aspirations to the fellowship director of your respective area of interest. Letters of reference may be required at a later point.

Candidates must have graduated in good standing from an ACGME-accredited emergency medicine residency program and must be board-certified or board-eligible in emergency medicine.