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.

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:


Recent Global Health Presentations -----------------------------------------

International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM21) - June 9-12, 2021

Emma Svenson, MPH will be presenting the following poster at ICEM21 on behalf of co-researchers Amber Sheth, Jessica Schmidt, MD MPH, and Jim Svenson, MD MS:
"A retrospective analysis of emergency department usage in rural and semi-urban indigenous Guatemalan populations"

The 20th International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM21) is held by the International Federation of Emergency Medicine (IFEM) and Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine (ESEM) and aims to capture the comprehensive innovations in Emergency Medicine, primarily in the areas of: Trauma, Emergency Nursing, Career Development, Military Medicine, Fundamentals of EM, Wellness, Administration, ED Operations, Disaster Medicine, Simulation, Sepsis, Cardiovascular, Pediatrics, Imaging, Abdominal, Neurovascular, Psych and other sub-branches related to the field of Emergency Medicine. More information...