Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education
The Section of Out-of-Hospital and Disaster Medicine is dedicated to imparting emergency medicine residents and medical students with a working knowledge of the principles of out-of-hospital and mass casualty care. This unparalleled experience is made possible through collaboration with on-campus and off-campus partners that help to support one of the best EMS systems in the country.
Residents and students gain EMS education through a process that is integrated into the emergency medicine curriculum. Section faculty work clinically as attending physicians in the Emergency Departments of Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Lectures on various EMS and disaster medicine topics are given by faculty regularly throughout the year during the Department of Emergency Medicine's Grand Rounds. In addition, all emergency medicine residents are trained and authorized to provide online medical control for the Milwaukee County EMS system. As online medical control physicians, residents help paramedics in the county provide care to citizens on a daily basis.
The Section also provides ample opportunities to observe and participate with medical care in the field. Residents and students complete ride-along shifts with Milwaukee County EMS paramedic units. Second year residents are able to voluntarily participate in the Air Critical Care Transport Elective. This two year continuity elective provides rigorous aviation, operational, and clinical training fully preparing and qualifying the resident to participate as an active flight physician and flight team member.
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