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
- Establishing clinical ultrasound in Lima, Peru
- Training clinicians in point-of-care ultrasound in Mbale, Uganda
Upcoming Global Health Events -----------------------------------------
❖ Global Health Symposium - April 14, 2021
“Fostering Resilience Through Indigenous Wisdom & Scientific Knowledge” will explore the intersection of traditional practices that advance well-being and academic research, education and outreach projects that also promote health. It will bring together representatives from Wisconsin’s Native Nations, global indigenous communities and the university to showcase the complexities of health challenges and the many kinds of expertise needed to address them. The Native American Center for Health Professions in the School of Medicine and Public Health is co-sponsoring the event.
UW-Madison faculty, staff, clinicians and students are invited to submit abstracts for virtual poster presentations by February 1. Submissions are welcome for projects from across campus, from veterinary medicine to education, human health to environmental studies, and more.