EMS Fellowship

Accredited EMS Fellowship

Emergency Medicine is pleased to sponsor a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship for Emergency Medicine graduates interested in any and all aspects of Emergency Medical Services – medical direction for ground transport, disaster preparedness, event medicine, tactical EMS, advocacy, QA/QI and research. 

This Fellowship is perfect for the Emergency Medicine Physician with a passion for Emergency Medical Services. We believe that the future of EMS will be strongly dependent on well-trained, highly motivated Medical Directors with the vision and passion to change the way healthcare is delivered. By immersing the Fellow in an incredible variety of experiences and allowing time for exploration of individual interests, it is our goal to provide the experience and practical knowledge required for success in all areas of out-of-hospital medicine and disaster preparedness.

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 as well. The EMS Fellows participate in the NAEMSP Medical Director Course, contribute to County- and State-wide committees, publish in EMS journals and teach 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, there may be an option to participate in air medical transport depending upon the level of candidate interest and availability. 

While exceptionally busy, 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 sub-specialty 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 Megan Gussick, MD
Michael Lohmeier, MD Michael Steuerwald, MD


Fellows will be compensated at the PG 4 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, please visit the UW Health Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office website.

Thank you for your interest in the University of Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services Fellowship. If you have additional questions about the fellowship, please contact EMS Fellowship Director, Dr. Michael Mancera.

To apply for the EMS Fellowship:

Candidates must be a graduate from an accredited Emergency Medicine Residency Program. The application packet should include the following materials:

  1. A completed EMS Fellowship Application 
  2. A current CV
  3. Three (3) references, one of which must be the applicant’s residency Program Director
  4. One (1) Letter of Recommendation
    • Letters should be sent directly from the letter writer to: Megan Childers, 800 University Bay Drive, Suite 310, Madison, WI 53705
  5.  A personal statement detailing why the applicant is interested in pursuing an EMS Fellowship

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year have closed. To express interest in a July 2021 fellowship, please contact the Fellowship Coordinator, Megan Childers, at mchilders@medicine.wisc.edu or fax 608-265-8241.

For more information on the application process, please contact:
Megan Childers, Fellowship Coordinator
Email: mchilders@medicine.wisc.edu
Phone: 608-890-9119
Fax: 608-265-8241