Wisconsin's state motto symbolically reflects the state's continuous drive to be a national leader. The University of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine is no different. Our aim is to advance the clinical, educational and administrative programs of our residency and fellowships forward, with the goal of training future leaders and game changers in the field of Emergency Medicine.
Graduates of our residency and fellowship programs go on to practice in academic medical centers, community hospitals, and group and private practice throughout the world. The impact that our graduates have is inspiring, and our mission is shared globally through their work.
We aim to provide relevant news and content for our esteemed alumni, as well as a place for them to connect, share ideas and give back to their alma mater. We hope that they continue to be a part of our ever-evolving journey and consider giving back to the department, whether by sharing their time and experience or through financial gifts, to help continue its high level of excellence.
Directly after completing their 3-year residency at the University of Wisconsin, our residents often seek advanced training through fellowships, pursue teaching and research opportunities in academic settings, or focus on providing remarkable care to patients in community settings.
Where can you go?
As our residency program has grown over the last decade from six residents per class to 13, our Badger family now spans across the country and globe holding a variety of positions both in and outside of the emergency department. At the core of our program is a strategic framework that aims to develop strong clinical, leadership, and communication skills among residents so that when they graduate, they are highly prepared to succeed in whatever their career trajectory may be.
Many of our graduates have gone on to pursue positions such as:
○ Physician Wellness
○ Prehospital (Med Flight or EMS)
○ International Medicine
○ Pediatric Emergency Medicine
○ Critical Care
○ Palliative Medicine
○ Sports Medicine
Patient and health policy advocates
President of ACEP's Wisconsin Chapter
Developers of new medical technology
Lead physicians for national/regional sports teams
Internationally recognized researchers
Wilderness Medicine teachers/guides
Holly Caretta-Weyer, MD, MHPE, '16
A chief resident during her UWEM residency, Holly is currently the Associate Residency Program Director for the Stanford University emergency medicine residency program and EPA Implementation Lead at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Chris Ford, MD, '17
A chief resident during his UWEM residency, Chris went on to pursue a PEM fellowship at Children's Minnesota and is currently practicing in Milwaukee, WI.
Erica Peethumnongsin, MD, PhD '15
Erica is the Ultrasound Director in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, where she has overseen a number of projects including expanding EM resident education and an interdepartmental education program, as well as launching Duke's first emergency ultrasound fellowship.
Additional Alumni Profiles
Lars Bjørnsen, MD, '10: Lars brought Emergency Medicine to Norway and founded the Norwegian Society for Emergency Medicine (NORSEM) in 2010, the country's first comprehensive emergency medicine organization. Through his incredible efforts, Norway officially recognized Emergency Medicine as a medical specialty in 2017 - a significant milestone in Norwegian medical history. Read more about Lars >>
Alex Ebinger, MD, CAQ-SM, '13: Alex is a dual boarded Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine provider (one of fewer than 200 in the United States). In addition to his academic faculty position at UC Denver, he oversees care and coverage for Colorado sports teams including the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB), Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL), and Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). Alex has also cared for the United States Ski and Snowboard and US Speedskating teams. Read more about Alex >>
Mary Ellen Lyon, '18: Mary Ellen is currently a Global Health and International Emergency Medicine Fellow at Yale School of Medicine, where most recently she has been working in Uganda. Inspired by her elective rotation as part of her UW Emergency Medicine residency, she was compelled to dedicate her career to advancing international emergency care. As part of her fellowship, Mary Ellen is also completing the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Disease program.
Shashank Ravi, MD, MBA, '17: Shashank was recently featured on Good Morning America's "How Doctors Don/Doff PPE". He spends the rest of this time as the Assistant Medical Director for the Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine. He is also dedicated to value-based care and serves on national leadership roles with the American College of Emergency Physicians, including as Chair of ACEP's Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Section. Read more about Shashank >>
Carrie Harvey, MD, '14: Carrie is the Assistant Residency Program Director for the Michigan Medicine Emergency Medicine residency and is board-certified in both Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. After her Emergency Medicine residency training at the University of Wisconsin, where she served as chief resident, she then completed a fellowship in Anesthesiology Critical Care at the University of Michigan, becoming the first emergency medicine graduate from this program. Her clinical and research interests include delivery of palliative care in the ED and ICU, improving communication with critically ill patients and families, and the interface between ED management and ICU outcomes. Read more about Carrie >>
Do you have what it takes?
We want leaders like you. If you want to be constantly challenged, make an impact and contribute to a growing residency family, consider the University of Wisconsin EM as your future home.