Visiting Students

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will be following AAMC guidelines regarding visiting student rotations.

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UW SMPH) warmly welcomes fourth-year medical students with an interest in Emergency Medicine (EM) from all across the nation. Our excellent faculty are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for Emergency Medicine.

We offer a variety of experiences for students based upon individual interests. Our innovative Advanced Elective rotation allows students to independently manage acutely ill patients with a broad range of presenting problems. We also provide advanced simulation experiences that help students develop real-time teamwork and decision-making skills under pressure. This elective is consistently rated one of the best advanced elective experiences in the medical school, and we hope your experience will be the same.

We will offer rotations August through October for visiting students applying to emergency medicine. Applications will be accepted beginning in May through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS/VSLO). For further information on the UW SMPH application process, please reference the medical school website

All students applying for residency in Emergency Medicine can request a departmental SLOE (Standardized Letter of Evaluation).

Diversity Scholarship for Visiting Medical Students

The University of Wisconsin BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to offer a $1,500 diversity scholarship for visiting medical students.

Diversity is central to the mission of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine in meeting the health needs of the people of Wisconsin and beyond through excellence in education, research, patient care, and service. We are committed to training a diverse group of clinicians and scholars while maintaining an open, inclusive, and respectful learning and working environment. To support these goals, the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine offers the Diversity Scholarship for students pursuing a visiting elective in Emergency Medicine.

Interested students are encouraged to apply using the application form below. Please complete the attached application and return to as early as February, but no later than July 1st.