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UPDATE: Please see the Residency page to meet the new University of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Class of 2016!
Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program! We invite you to explore the next few pages and become familiar with our residents, our faculty, our hospital and life in Madison.
The clinical and didactic experiences we offer ensure that UW Emergency Medicine Residency Program (UW-EMRP) graduates are superbly prepared to provide the highest quality of care to patients in all Emergency Department settings. We strive to train graduates that will be adept at managing the diverse and ever changing non-clinical demands faced by practicing emergency physicians. Training in Emergency Medicine at UW will prepare you to work in any environment: at urban or rural sites, in academic or community hospital based departments and in full time clinical, research, or administrative roles.
UW emergency medicine residents work and learn in a diverse and balanced environment with extensive educational and clinical resources. Training programs in all major specialties recognized by the ACGME are represented at UW Health and the institution has a long and distinguished record of excellence in graduate medical education. Currently, there are over 50 residency and fellowship training programs at our institution. In the spring of 2011, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals implemented a new and innovative residency management software, Medhub.
UW emergency medicine residents spend most of their time at the UW Hospital and Clinics, an ACS-certified Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma and Burn Center with a state-of-the-art, 22,000 square foot Emergency Department. Our residents also have the opportunity to train in a busy community emergency department through an affiliation with Beloit Memorial Hospital in Beloit, Wisconsin. These two hospitals have a combined clinical volume of approximately 90,000 patient visits/year. They further benefit from training and working as Flight Physicians on the UW Med Flight critical care transport service. This voluntary experience is offered specifically to further enhance the procedural and critical care skills of our residents.
UW-EMRP faculty physicians are dedicated and experienced teachers and clinicians who enjoy their jobs and lives away from work. Faculty have received praise from other UW residency programs and from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health in recent years for excellence in teaching and for representing the specialty in accordance with the high standards expected of all specialties within the UW Health system. They have been recognized with numerous teaching awards and have collectively published and presented more than 150 items of scholarly activity in the last five years. As a group, they have vast interests and experience with areas of interest that include: EMS, Disaster Medicine, Administration, Quality Management, Syndromic Surveillance, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Ultrasound, Toxicology, Global Health and International Emergency Medicine.
The UW ED emphasizes education over service. It is our goal to optimize the educational and clinical experience for all of our residents. Our residents are given as much responsibility as they desire and can manage at each level of training. They are treated as valued and respected learners rather than required service providers in our program.
Madison is the capital of Wisconsin and a vibrant city boasting many recreational resources as well as cultural and athletic events. Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, play, and raise a family. The beautiful and expansive UW-Madison main campus is centrally located in the city of Madison and covers over 900 acres of land. The downtown area, Capitol, and campus (including UW Hospitals & the UW School of Medicine & Public Health) are situated on an isthmus between two large inland lakes. Madison is often described as the “jewel of the Midwest.” UW Health serves a large local and regional population (Dane County, including Madison suburbs and UW students) and is the major referral center for all of south central, central and southwestern Wisconsin. Please surf some of the links on our web site to get a taste of what Madison has to offer.
In summary, UW Health, UW-Madison, and the city of Madison combine to provide an outstanding training environment in the Midwest. We hope to meet you during the interview season and show you first hand the many exceptional benefits our residents enjoy as members of this program and community!
Janis P. Tupesis, MD FACEP FAAEM