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The University of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Residency

The Wisconsin Experience

Supporting exceptional achievements with unparalleled investment

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, a 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.

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 Emergency Medicine) 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 Emergency Medicine rotation
          1-2 additional letters of recommendation (preferred in the alternative-SLOE or O-SLOE formats)
          MSPE (Dean's Letter)
          Official transcript
          Personal statement
          USMLE Step 1 score or Step 2 score (preferred)
          Photo (optional)

>> Application & Interview Process

Deadline: Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2022.
Submission: We accept submissions via the supplemental Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) application, and participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP®).
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted virtually from October 2022 through January 2023 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.

*Applicants are selected to interview through a comprehensive holistic review that considers the unique attributes and experiences of each individual. The University of Wisconsin Department of Emergency Medicine will not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, 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, or retaliation.

>> Second Look Opportunities

We will be offering several optional in-person and virtual second look opportunities this interview season. These visits will allow candidates to get an in-depth perspective of our program, interact with residents, faculty and staff, and explore the Madison area (in-person opportunities). Second look opportunities are optional and will have no bearing on an applicant's positioning on the rank list. Additional logistical information about second look opportunities will be provided with initial interview offers.

>> FAQs

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 Dana Wieners with questions about the program or application process.

Dana Wieners
Residency Program Manager
(608) 263-8241