Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program!

The University of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Residency Program takes great pride in our tradition of delivering exceptional care to patients across the Midwest while training the next generation of leaders in emergency medicine. We invite you to explore the next few pages to learn more about our curriculum, our community, and what makes our program special. 

At the University of Wisconsin, we balance high expectations with unparalleled investment, ensuring each resident acquires the skill set and expertise to thrive during residency and beyond. Whether in the skies over Wisconsin (through Med Flight, one of the Midwest’s premier HEMS programs), in the hospitals of Africa and Central America (through one of our longstanding global health partnerships), or at the foot of the bed as the Trauma Chief in our renowned University Hospital, you will acquire the skills necessary to excel when lives are on the line.  

We’ve designed our innovative curriculum to maximize your exposure to acutely ill and injured patients across the breadth of emergency medicine practice environments. As a resident at the University of Wisconsin, you will spend your days caring for our veterans in the William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital, directing a team of APPs and students in our affiliated American Center Emergency Department, resuscitating our most critical and complex patients at University Hospital and the American Family Children’s Hospital, and interfacing with the population of our surrounding communities at Beloit Memorial Hospital. Throughout your training, you will be supported by a dedicated team of nurses and technicians, allowing you to focus on developing your clinical skills.

Our faculty hail from all across the country, come with a diverse range of experiences, and are here to support you every step of the way. We take pride in cultivating a culture of continuous improvement, providing feedback to help our trainees excel in all aspects of their career.

Learners are afforded appropriate autonomy as they hone leadership skills essential for independent practice in a variety of clinical settings. Our graduates consistently laud their third year pre-attending experience in which they act as junior faculty - supervising APPs, junior residents, and medical students - as invaluable preparation for both community-based and academic practice. And with UW among the top 12 emergency departments in the nation for research funding (National Institutes of Health 2019), our residents are supported in a multitude of scholarly pursuits, including clinical and educational research and quality improvement work that is routinely published in leading EM journals. Through it all, our strong sense of family supports a community invested in your personal and professional success. 

At the University of Wisconsin, we are committed to training the next generation of leaders in emergency medicine. Come see why life is better as a Badger!

Aaron Kraut, MD

Aaron Kraut, MD
Residency Program Director