The University of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Residency
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Thank you for considering the residency program at the University of Wisconsin BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine!
Our goal at UWEM is to not only train outstanding clinicians, but to develop physicians who will contribute to advancing the field of emergency medicine. Whether you aspire to serve as the future EMS director for a critical access hospital, an advocate for health equity, a program director, a thought leader in Global Health, groundbreaking physician scientist, or the next CMO of a health system, we look forward to providing you with the tools, training, and mentorship to achieve your personal and professional goals.
We understand that many students may have been unable to complete previously planned rotations in emergency medicine this past year. While historically we have asked for two EM standardized letters of recommendation (SLOEs), we acknowledge that in light of recent events this may not be possible for all applicants. In addition to one SLOE from an emergency medicine rotation, we ask that applicants obtain additional letters of recommendation in the alternative-SLOE (for subspecialty rotations in EM) or O-SLOE (for off-service rotations) formats. We are happy to answer additional questions or concerns about your application on a case-by-case basis.
>> Application Requirements
The University of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Residency is a three-year ACGME-accredited Graduate Medical Education (GME) program at UW Health—the academic medical center and health system for the University of Wisconsin.
Your application to the program must include:
1 SLOE from an EM rotation
1-2 additional letters of recommendation (preferred in the alternative-SLOE or O-SLOE formats)
MSPE (Dean's Letter)
USMLE Step 1 score or Step 2 score (preferred)
Deadline: Applications will be accepted via ERAS through October 31, 2021.
Submission: We are currently accepting applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and participate in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP).
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted virtually from October 2021 through January 2022 to fill 13 slots. Applicants selected to interview will be notified via ERAS on the basis of academic achievement, evaluation of a personal statement, and letters of recommendation.
*The University of Wisconsin Department of Emergency Medicine will not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, religion, creed, arrest or conviction record, disability, disabled veteran status, Guard or Reserve status, and retaliation.
Our residents receive competitive compensation and benefits which may be reviewed at UW Health's Graduate Medical Education website here. (opens in new window)
Yes. Please include a letter from your current program director in ERAS.
Yes. Please review eligibility requirements for international applicants here. (opens in new window)
Yes. For information regarding visa sponsorship, please refer to the Graduate Medical Education Criteria for Visa Sponsorship here. (opens in new window)
No, you can always update your application. It is advised that you contact the program coordinator regarding any updates made to your application so the information can be shared with our application review committee.
Yes! We've put together some tips and resources to help you with writing your personal statement here.
>> Contact Us
Thank you for your interest in our program! We are excited to meet you and help you get to know more about the emergency medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin. Please contact Sarah Fallon with questions about the program or application process.