Emergency Medicine Fellowships & 3+1 Training

Establishing a niche in our specialty is becoming increasingly beneficial and accessible to emergency physicians, and many of our residents elect to pursue focused training and niche development during residency and after graduation.

With our department’s large cohort of academic faculty with expertise in a wide range of niche areas within emergency medicine, as well as the strong relationships we have fostered with other practice areas throughout the institution, our residents are able to learn from the best and are supported in developing their passions.

Accredited Fellowships

The Department of Emergency Medicine sponsors several accredited fellowships under the direction of experienced, nationally recognized faculty. These fellowships are highly competitive among both internal and external applicants.

For questions about any of our accredited fellowship programs, please reach out to our Education Program Administrator, Taylor Johnson, MBA, at tjohnson@medicine.wisc.edu.

Our “3+1” Residency Program Model

Our program generously affords all of residents the opportunity to continue their training in Madison after graduation through our unique “3+1” program model.

The “3+1” program is exclusive to UW emergency medicine residents and offers an optional one-year capstone experience following residency to pursue clinical and academic interests. Participants are guaranteed protected time to pursue scholarly work under the mentorship and support of expert faculty within their niche field of interest.

Participants work an average of 8 shifts per month as attending physicians and earn a salary that is often more than twice that of PGY 4 or ACGME-accredited fellowship stipends.

FAQs about our “3+1” opportunities

“3+1” Program FAQs

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Who is eligible for the 3+1 program?

Currently, this program is offered to University of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine residents only, but graduates from external residency programs may apply and interview for fellowship positions within several programs.

Why should I consider a 3+1 program?

Any resident who would like an additional year of training to pursue clinical, academic, and/or personal career interests should consider this program. New 3+1 opportunities can be developed under a traditional fellowship heading with faculty sponsorship, and innovative approaches are welcomed.

What are the salary and benefits during a 3+1 year?

Compensation for the 3+1 year is extremely competitive, often more than twice that of national standards for a PGY 4 year and accredited fellowships.

How many shifts will I work each month?

Fellows work approximately eight clinical shifts per month. Moonlighting opportunities exist at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Emergency Department, Med Flight, and Beloit Memorial Hospital. Additional compensation is provided for moonlighting.

Where will I work?

Work opportunities for fellows exist at University Hospital, East Madison Hospital, Beloit Memorial Hospital, and on Med Flight for relevant programs. Clinical shifts will depend on interest and availability.

How do I apply for a 3+1 opportunity?

Residents have the opportunity to discuss 3+1 opportunities with the Program Director throughout their residency at UW. Specific application requirements vary by program and will be discussed during the PGY 3 year of residency.


Want to learn more?

Connect with us at em-residency@medicine.wisc.edu.