The mission of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health is to advance the specialty of Emergency Medicine for the direct benefit of the citizens of Wisconsin and beyond. We will strive to do this by providing optimal and outstanding patient care for individual patients and families, while also recognizing the unique role our emergency department plays in filling the health care needs of our communities.  In addition, we will strive to educate, mentor, and develop future leaders in Emergency Medicine, whether they devote their efforts to advancing emergency prehospital care, research, public health, or public policy. We aim to be collaborative across disciplines, specialties, health systems, and even countries.  We will work towards our mission within a professional environment that supports and elevates the individual, while aiming to build a sense of community and purpose.