University of Wisconsin Accredited EMS Fellowship
The Department of Emergency Medicine sponsors an accredited EMS fellowship to board-eligible candidates. Our program combines ground, aeromedical and tactical EMS exposure with advocacy, administrative, research, and leadership activities that are found at no other program in the U.S. Graduates leave Madison as highly-trained medical directors with the knowledge, vision, and passion to change the way modern healthcare is delivered.
Our program trains physicians in medical direction for ground transport, disaster preparedness, event medicine, tactical EMS, advocacy, QA/QI, and prehospital research. By immersing the fellow in an incredible variety of experiences and allowing time for exploration of individual interests, graduates are fully prepared to lead exceptional medical oversight of pre- and out-of-hospital emergency care systems with advanced competencies in EMS system design, administration, and clinical care.
Graduates of our program are also well-prepared to pass their ABEM EMS board certification upon completion of the fellowship.
- Accredited: Yes, ACGME
- Length of Fellowship: 1 year
- Number of Positions: 1
- Participates in NRMP Match: Yes
- Start: July 1, 2023
- Apply by: September 15, 2022
University of Wisconsin Section of EMS
The UW EMS Section provides medical direction for several agencies in Dane County, Wisconsin. We directly contract with police, fire, EMR and paramedic services staffed by volunteer and professional responders. Fellows interface with EMS and disaster medicine leaders while engaging with a variety of local EMS systems.
Areas of Expertise
- Physician Field Response
- Prehospital Simulation
- Advanced Physician Education
- EMS Provider Education
- Tactical EMS & Event Medicine
- Disaster Preparedness
- EMS Advocacy/Coordination
- Limited Access Procedures
The core component of the UW EMS fellowship is practical experience with ground transport EMS services. The fellow will be scheduled to perform ride-alongs, online and offline medical oversight, QA/CQI activities, and EMS advocacy at the local and state levels for 35-40 hours per week. This experience will provide the fellow with comprehensive, hands-on experience in ground transport of patients of all ages and with multiple skill levels of providers, including physician response vehicle coverage.
The operational experiences are supplemented with administrative, academic, and research components. The EMS fellow participates in the NAEMSP Medical Director Course, serves on county- and/or state-wide committees, publishes research in EMS journals, and teaches all levels of providers in Dane County. Our affiliation with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health provides access to unparalleled clinical researchers and educators. In addition, the fellow may participate in air medical transport depending upon the level of candidate interest and availability.
While exceptionally robust, the fellowship is still flexible enough to allow time for self-directed projects. There are opportunities for experiences with law enforcement, the UW Emergency Education Center, and the UW Simulation Center. The culmination of this fellowship will be an EMS physician who is qualified to be a leader in prehospital medicine. The graduating fellow will also be well-suited to pass their ABEM EMS subspecialty board certification upon completion of the program.
The fellow will have the opportunity to work closely with core prehospital faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine, including:
Michael Mancera, MD, FACEP, FAEMS
Dr. Mancera completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Michigan State University in Grand Rapids and an EMS fellowship at the University of Indiana.
Michael Lohmeier, MD, FACEP, FAEMS
Dr. Lohmeier completed his emergency medicine residency and EMS fellowship at Washington University in Saint Louis.
Megan Gussick, MD
Dr. Gussick completed her Emergency Medicine residency and EMS fellowship at the University of Wisconsin.
Michael Spigner, MD, EMT-P
Dr. Spigner completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and fellowship in EMS with the University of New Mexico Health System.
Michael Kim, MD, FAAP
Dr. Kim completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a pedatric emergency medicine fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Salary & Benefits
Fellows are compensated at the PG4 annual stipend rate established by Graduate Medical Education Office at UW Health. Annual stipend rates will be based on the mean levels reported in the Council of Teaching Hospitals annual survey and will be adjusted on a yearly basis as necessary. To learn more about determination of stipends and ample benefits offered, please visit UW Health's GME website. In addition, travel funds and support for education are included.
Candidates must be a BC/BE physician having graduated from an accredited Emergency Medicine residency program. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are due by September 15, 2022. Applications must include the following materials:
- Completed EMS Fellowship application form
- Current CV
- Three (3) references, one of which must be the applicant’s Residency Program Director
- One (1) letter of recommendation
- Letters should be emailed directly from the letter writer to Megan Childers, MHA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Personal statement detailing why your interest in pursuing an EMS fellowship at UW
To express interest in the EMS fellowship for a July 2023 start date, please contact our Prehospital Manager & EMS Fellowship Program Coordinator, Megan Childers, MHA at email@example.com.