Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Residency! We are a three-year, ACGME accredited program offering 13 resident positions for the Match 2025 cycle.

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Clinical training at UW prepares residents for diverse practice settings.

Residents in our program deliver exceptional emergency care to a high acuity and medically complex patient population at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics — ranked #1 in Wisconsin for 12 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma and Burn Centers
  • Community and Veteran’s Hospital ED exposure
  • Longitudinal Pediatric ED shifts with expert PEM faculty
  • Over 110,000 patients annually between all four ED sites
  • Progressive team leader roles in the ED and Medical ICU
  • Option to fly solo with Med Flight

More on our clinical and elective rotations

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Why Choose UW?

Our residents benefit from a forward-focused, 4-year-style curriculum rolled into a 3-year training program, replete with opportunities to lead resuscitations of acutely ill and injured patients across the breadth of emergency medicine practice environments. Augmenting the excellent clinical training they receive, our residents are part of a diverse team whose #1 focus is on resident education, well-being, and career readiness.

“I left my interview day feeling like the leadership at UW were constantly looking for ways to meaningfully improve the program and they were truly invested in their residents’ success both as physicians and as humans outside of work.” – Adam Brown, MD, MS, Class of 2026

More than just exceptional clinical training

• Focused mentorship and coaching
• Extensive elective time
• Regular EPA-based feedback
• Individualized pathways for career exploration
• Longitudinal practice in quality & patient safety
• Advanced training through our 3+1 program model

A forward focused leader in emergency care education and research

• Internationally recognized Med Flight helicopter EMS
• Highly ranked in EM for NIH research funding
• National leaders in bedside ultrasound
• Well-established global health partnerships
• Accredited EMS & Critical Care Anesthesia fellowships

An all-around great place to live and work

• A top 10 state for physicians
• Best cities for work/life balance
• Happiest places to live in the US
• Top 15 in best places to live for families
• Progressive academic and cultural environments
• Recognized Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

Additional Benefits

Competitive stipends and benefits package, with six weeks of paid parental leave.

Resident travel scholarships for national conferences and global health experiences.

Invested in advancing health equity and nurturing a safe, diverse and inclusive workplace.

“I chose this program because I knew it was a place where I would have the opportunity and resources to succeed in learning how to become a great practicing physician. The respectful, equitable, and high-caliber educational environment permeates throughout the entire organization and is very rarely matched anywhere else.”

— Matthew Ka’ili, MD, MS, Class of 2026

The Wisconsin Difference
We support residents from day one to 1095 and beyond.

Residency Program Leadership

Program Leadership

Meet our team of expert emergency medicine faculty and knowledgeable education staff.

Global health experience in Guatemala

“3+1” Program Model

Interested residents have the option to complete a capstone year of protected niche training after graduation.

Resident coach family

Resident Coaching Program

Faculty-led small group coaching offers residents a safe, supportive framework for learning and growth.

Building Community & Diversity

We share UW–Madison’s commitment to creating a community where every person feels welcome, valued, and able to succeed. Beyond this, we view diversity and equitable inclusion as inextricably linked to our goals as health care leaders and understand the critical work of disrupting cycles of structural and systemic discrimination and exclusion to achieve these goals.

Explore our work toward equity, diversity, and inclusion

Ask Me Anything
With residency leadership and recent graduates

Aaron Kraut, MD
Aaron Kraut, MD
AMA with our Residency Program Director

Mary Westergaard, MD
Mary Westergaard, MD
AMA with our Vice Chair of Education

Class of 2023 standing on helipad
What’s next? Resident Class of 2023
Where they headed after graduating

"Any work environment lives and dies on the quality of the people around you. No matter where you are in the hospital, on-service or off, everyone at UW is incredibly smart, supportive, and fun to work with. It's hard to ask for more than that."

— Tad Schmitt, MD, Class of 2022, former chief resident