Global Health

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.

Current projects and opportunities include:

  • Clinical work and teaching in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala
  • Establishing clinical ultrasound in Lima, Peru

Educational Resources

SUGARPREP Emergency Medicine Simulation Cases
SUGARPREP is a suite of free educational products used to prepare medical providers to work in resource-limited settings, founded by Dr. Sabrina Butteris, UWSMPH Department of Pediatrics. Emergency Medicine Global Health Director Dr. Jessica Schmidt contributed three simulation cases that focus on common challenges, both practical and emotional, faced when working in resource-limited settings.


Upcoming Events

Global Health Symposium
Threats to health continue to increase across the globe—from emerging diseases to a warming planet to humanitarian crises. With its 15th annual Global Health Symposium, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute explores “Health in the Balance: Acting Now for a Healthy Tomorrow.” The symposium begins at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in the Health Sciences Learning Center atrium and adjoining rooms. It is free and open to the public.