About Us

WELCOME!

Welcome to the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine. We invite you to explore this website to learn more about our educational training programs, clinical sites and initiatives, our community, and some of what makes our department unique.

While Emergency Medicine at UW is young at a decade old, our passion and dedication to building and maintaining a strong core of people, practices, and programs has led to tremendous growth. Our commitment to excellence spans all areas in which we are engaged, including education, research, and providing remarkable patient care. We offer outstanding educational programs for medical students, residents, and fellows and conduct innovative research.

We are deeply committed to improving the health and well-being of the people of Wisconsin and beyond, a goal fundamentally linked to the mission of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. By working in partnership with physicians, hospitals, prehospital providers, and communities we provide Wisconsin families with local, accessible health care every day.

Our internal motto speaks to this commitment and to our deep-rooted values:

Everyone. Every time. Everywhere.

To learn more, we invite you to read a message from our distinguished Chair, and to visit our education, clinical care, and academic sections pages.

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AFFILIATED INSTITUTIONS >>

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) is recognized as an international, national, and statewide leader in education, research, and service. Founded in 1907, it transformed into the nation’s first School of Medicine and Public Health in 2005 to integrate the principles and power of interwoven medical and public health approaches in all of its missions.

Powered by more than 5,500 employees, including over 2,000 faculty, the school’s engagement spans the entire state of Wisconsin and includes a deep commitment to the improvement of the health of the population. This commitment manifests itself in innovative models that serve as paradigms for the rest of the country.

Members of the school rapidly translate discovery into application and continually foster synergies between clinical care, education, and research. Consistently ranked among the nation’s top medical schools, SMPH has established high-performance academic programs that are intentionally distributed across the entire spectrum of academic medicine. Its faculty members hold appointments in 27 departments—17 in the clinical sciences and 10 in the basic sciences. The faculty is composed of some of the nation’s leading researchers, educators, and clinicians. This includes several National Medal of Science recipients and National Academy of Science honorees.

Learn more at med.wisc.edu.

UW HEALTH

UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, serving more than 700,000 patients each year in the Upper Midwest and beyond with 1,849 physicians and over 20,000 staff at seven hospitals and more than 140 locations. UW Health is governed by the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority and partners with UW School of Medicine and Public Health to fulfill patient care, research, education and community service missions. UW Health Hospitals, which includes both University Hospital on the UW–Madison campus and UW Health at The American Center on the east side of Madison, has been ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin for nine years in a row by U.S. News and World Report.

University Hospital is one of only 25 U.S. hospitals named to Newsweek’s “Top 100 Global” list, which includes hospitals in 11 countries around the world. American Family Children’s Hospital is also nationally ranked as a top children’s hospital. UW Health has been designated by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality in the Healthcare Equality Index.

Learn more at uwhealth.org or read more facts & figures about the UW Health system.

UW–MADISON

“The University of Wisconsin–Madison is distinctive in its scale and breadth, the premium we place on our relevance to society, and our commitment to inclusivity in the broadest sense.” — Rebecca M. Blank, Chancellor

Since 1848, this campus has been a catalyst for the extraordinary. As a public land-grant university and one of the most prolific research institutions in the world, UW–Madison is home to those who are driven by a desire to both explore new worlds and to apply new ideas to real-world problems.

With a total annual budget of over $3.1 billion including more than $1 billion in annual research expenditures, UW–Madison has been in the top 10 in national research spending every year since 1972. The campus is home to more than 22,000 faculty and staff and 42,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students. Members of the student body represent all 50 states and 127 countries. The university is ranked 26th worldwide by the Center for World University Rankings and 13th among public U.S. universities in the 2021 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings.

The Wisconsin Idea—the principle that the university should improve people’s lives beyond the classroom— has been guiding the efforts of UW–Madison Badgers for more than a century. The university has been dedicated to studying poverty and social inequity for 50 years, is ranked #1 among large schools for producing Peace Corps volunteers, and boasts 19 Nobel Prize winners among its faculty and alumni.

Discover the Wisconsin Experience at wisc.edu.