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Medical Student Education

The UW warmly welcomes medical students with an interest in Emergency Medicine (EM). From the first week of medical school (see Integrative Case, below) to the EM Post-match celebration, our faculty are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for emergency medicine with students at all levels of training.

We offer a variety of experiences for students, based upon individual interests. Some students may shadow for a single shift, while others choose to engage deeply by enrolling in our simulation-based advanced elective. This innovative rotation allows students the unique opportunities to manage critically ill simulated patients and develop real-time decision-making and teamwork skills.

Want to learn more?

  • Fourth-year medical students may opt for a one-month elective rotation in EM.
  • Third-year students may participate in an elective, two-week introductory rotation.
  • Pre-clinical students are invited to be part of the Ambassador Program, which provides an opportunity to connect with patients, families and the health-care team in a liaison capacity.
  • All first-year medical students rotate through our department as a part of the M1 Integrative Case Experience.
  • Students can participate in high yield, hands-on workshops to learn critical emergency medicine skills such as airway management and bedside ultrasound

All EM faculty work with the students who rotate through the department and enjoy doing so. We aim to create a learning environment that emphasizes one-on-one teaching as well as graded responsibility and independence.

Jamie Hess, MD
Director of Medical Student Education
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

David Tillman, MD
Assistant Director of Medical Student Eduation
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Saby Cordoba, MS
Education Director
(608) 890-9119

Niki Hagen
Education Coordinator
(608) 263-9724