Emergency Medicine

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Residency Curriculum


The EM-1 year focuses on acquiring the knowledge and essential technical skills which will provide the foundation for Emergency Medicine. Three weeks of vacation are included.   Residency Curriculum

  • Orientation (1 month)
  • Adult Emergency Medicine (3 months)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (vacation) (1 month)
  • Medicine/ICU (1 month)
  • Pediatric Wards (1 month)
  • Trauma Surgery (1 month)
  • Neurosurgical ICU (1 month)
  • Cardiology/Cardiac ICU (1 month)
  • OB/GYN (vacation) (1 month)
  • Adult Anesthesia/Ultrasound (vacation) (1 month)



The EM-2 year focuses on managing multiple and critically ill patients in the Emergency Department.  The EM-2 performs all trauma airways and provides radio control for all acute care resuscitations in the Milwaukee County EMS system.  Three weeks of vacation plus one week of conference (ACEP) are included.

  • Emergency Medicine -- combining Adult, Pediatric, and Flight for Life (8 months) (optional)
  • Community Emergency Medicine at St. Luke's Hospital (1 month)
  • Medical ICU (1 month)
  • Surgical ICU (vacation) (1.5 months)
  • Pediatric Anesthesia (2 weeks)



During the EM-3 year, residents will continue to expand their clinical experience, captaining traumas and supervising medical students and rotating interns.  Three weeks of vacation plus one week of conference (AAEM or SAEM) are included.

  • Emergency Medicine -- Adult, Pediatric, and Flight for Life (9 months) (optional)
  • Ultrasound and EMS (1 month)
  • Elective Rotation (2 months)
    • Anesthesia
    • Community Medicine (Columbia St. Mary's/3-4 weeks)
    • EMS - Advanced (4 weeks)
    • ENT
    • Ophthalmology (only Oct-Jan, May)
    • Oral Surgery (2 weeks)
    • Pain Management
    • Pediatric: Anesthesiology, Critical Care, or Radiology (2 weeks)
    • Plastic Surgery/Hand Clinic (2 weeks)
    • Radiology: Froedtert Hospital (1-4 weeks), St. Luke's (4 weeks)
    • Sports Medicine (2 weeks)
    • Toxicology
    • Ultrasound - Advanced
    • OFF CAMPUS: other international rotations (4 weeks)

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

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