University of Wisconsin


At the University of Wisconsin, we balance high expectations with unparalleled investment, ensuring each resident acquires the skills and habits needed to thrive during residency and beyond. In our world-class Simulation Center, you will learn inter-professional practice and team skills that will be imperative for success in tomorrow’s healthcare delivery systems. In the skies over Wisconsin (through one of the Midwest’s premier Medflight programs) or in the hospitals of Africa (through one of our long-standing global health partnerships), you will gain the skills needed to practice emergency medicine in the most challenging of environments, when lives are in the balance. Through it all, an emphasis on patient and family-centered care will keep you grounded, continually reminding you of the reasons you pursued a career in medicine in the first place.

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Ultrasound is a favored modality in emergency medicine. This case shows yet another application of this popular diagnostic tool - one involving subcutaneous larvae.
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Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a rare diagnosis in the ED but can be life-threatening. Symptoms can be non-specific, making diagnosis more difficult. Proper, expeditious imaging can make all the diff
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We're pleased to introduce Shannon Burke, MD, vice chair of the EMRA Education Committee, 2020-2021.
Program Director Interview Series: Mary Westergaard, MD, FACEP | University of Wisconsin This month we interviewed Mary Westergaard, MD, FACEP, Program Director at the University of Wisconsin Emergen
The Focus: Mastering the Art of Multitasking “Doctor, come quick!” The anxious words pierce my reverie as I sit at my desk, attempting to chip away at the stack of unfinished charts piling up from t
Wake-Up Call: Fear and Empathy in Emergencies The shrill sound of my pager rang me out of my early-morning stupor at 5 a.m. The small screen indicated that a Level 1 trauma was heading our way soon –
One Shift There is something unique about being an emergency physician. There are a few other specialties who also see large breadths of pathology and some undifferentiated patients, but probably no