Emergency Medicine

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Application Process

The 3-year Medical College of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Residency Program starts at the EM-1 (PGY 1) level.

We participate in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) for first-year positions.

We accept applications for nine categorical positions. The deadline for applying to our program is December 1.

We will begin interviews in October for the next July EM-1 class.  You will receive email notification by December 15th regarding your interview status.


For a complete application file, you will need to submit the following by December 1:

  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) ie Dean's Letter from your medical school
  • A transcript of academic records
  • National boards scores (USMLE/NBOME). 
  • A personal statement
  • At least two letters of recommendation (one of these needs to be from an emergency physician)


Although emergency medicine is willing to pursue an H-1B visa on your behalf, there is no guarantee that it will be successful.  The Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals’ ability to continue to claim H-1B exemptions for applicants remains unsettled. On April 28, 2011 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) stated it is reviewing its policy on H-1B cap exemptions for non-profit entities (like MCWAH) that are affiliated with an institution of higher education (like MCW). Until further guidance is issued, USCIS is applying interim procedures to allow organizations like MCWAH to pursue H-1B cap exemptions. Unless determined to be exempt, H-1B petitions are subject to a statutory limit that would make the visa process availability and timing very unpredictable for those pursuing a GME program at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals.

Applicants must have an appropriate visa to begin Graduate Medical Education with the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. If a candidate does not obtain an appropriate visa that permits MCWAH to employ him/her on the designated start date, the training position will not be held and may be offered to another candidate.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Program Manager, Jill Simonson at (414) 805-6455.  If you are a fourth year medical student looking to do a rotation with our department, please contact Jennifer Myszkowski at (414) 805-6454. 

Medical College of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Contact Information

Edward Callahan, MD, MS
Program Director

Colleen Crowe, MD
Associate Program Director

Alicia Pilarski, DO
Assistant Program Director

Jill Simonson, BA, C-TAGME
Program Manager
(414) 805-6455

Jennifer Myszkowski
Administrative Associate

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Emergency Medicine
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI  53226
(414) 805-6450

Directions to Emergency Medicine

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