The Department of Emergency Medicine has a strong commitment to global health education. Recognizing that we live in a global community, we seek to provide our residents with a deeper understanding of culture, language, society, and health in diverse communities. We believe that global health experiences and education are an ideal way to increase this awareness. The goal of the global health program is to build relationships with partnering institutions to improve health and education in their communities.
The Department of Emergency Medicine offers residents several opportunities to participate in global health experiences through global health electives, local to global involvement, the 3+1 global health fellowship, or participating in research.
UW Emergency Medicine global health initiatives are proud to partner with the UW-Madison Global Health Institute, as well as offering advanced trainees the opportunity to complete a graduate professional capstone certificate in global health.
Current projects and opportunities include:
- Clinical work and teaching in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala
- Training clinicians in point-of-care ultrasound in Mbale, Uganda