Madison known as ‘Mad town’ by locals is a very lively city in south central Wisconsin and a great place to live, work and play. Downtown Madison is situated on an isthmus between lakes Mendota and Monona, which offers a unique juxtaposition of aquatic, outdoor and urban activities from windsurfing, sailing and water-skiing to excellent restaurants, an active theater community and a great local music scene. Currently we have residents who are active members of local sailing clubs, sports leagues and multiple social groups. Please join us in reading a little about our life as a UW Emergency Medicine Resident!
Residents enjoy close working relationships with off-service residents, fellows, and attendings that are fostered during their off-service months as PGY1’s and 2’s. While in the ED, residents present their patients directly with their EM attending, which helps develop a culture of open discussion and learning throughout the ED clinical experience. In addition, being a part of the UWEM Residency Program means that you are part of the larger UW Emergency Department family - you are therefore treated as such by our many excellent nurses, techs, and unit clerks! The combination of these factors makes our ED a unique place to work, learn, and grow as a physician.
In addition to the usual day to day work in the ED, our program also finds other ways to foster resident bonding while educating us at the same time. For example, funding is provided for each resident to travel to national conferences. This provides an incredible opportunity to learn more about your fellow classmates while also enjoying a new city and attending lectures by the foremost experts in our specialty. Another example is our biannual residency retreat, during which we spend some time on “wellness activities,” and the remainder of our time bonding with the other residents and faculty in a low-stress environment.