Education Scholarship Fellowship

Education Scholarship Fellowship

The Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to offer an SAEM-approved, dual-track education scholarship fellowship opportunity. Across the nation, medical schools, hospitals and clinics are putting greater emphasis on clinical time over classroom time, and Emergency Medicine is poised to have a pivotal role in the training of every resident and medical student.

This one-year fellowship offers two tracks; it is designed to provide EM residency graduates interested in undergraduate medical education (UGME) or residency medical education (ACGME) scholarship an avenue to develop skills in teaching medical students and/or residents and to develop competency in clerkship and/or residency program direction. Fellows will work closely with their respective fellowship director to develop skills across the breadth of EM medical student or resident education throughout our institution.

Fellows pursuing the medical student education track will help run the day-to-day aspects of a medical student rotation, including grading and evaluation, rotational structure, rotational oversight and troubleshooting, and assistance in writing SLOEs.

Fellows pursuing the resident education track will also teach multiple levels of learners - required M2/3 rotation, M4, PGY1-3 all rotating through the ED, and have weekly teaching sessions with the fellowship director on education topics.

Additionally, fellows will lead didactics and simulations, develop teaching and evaluation materials, and serve as a mentor to students or residents. There is ample opportunity for on-shift teaching of both medical students and residents. Fellows will also prepare and deliver presentations for resident didactic conferences, participate in formal medical school curricular teaching, and serve as a faculty leader for the Emergency Medicine interest group within the nationally regarded UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Fellows will also get experience with curricular design, implementation, evaluation, and revision at both the Emergency Medicine departmental level and across the School. Fellows are also expected to serve on the department's Medical Education Scholarship Committee.

Clinically, fellows will work a limited number of shifts with an opportunity for additional moonlighting. This clinical time is divided between the Emergency Departments at University Hospital, UW Health at The American Center, and Beloit Memorial Hospital.

Fellows are also eligible to receive significant financial support to attend educational conferences (CORD, SAEM) or to use towards a masters degree.  

Applicants interested in the medical student education track should contact David Tillman, MD, Director of Medical Student Education and Fellowship Director.

Applicants interested in the residency education track should contact Benjamin Schnapp, MD, MEd, Associate Residency Program Director and Fellowship Director.  

Associate Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor (CHS)
Director, Medical Student Education
Assistant Professor (CHS)