Emergency Medicine

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Welcome Students

Welcome to the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Emergency Medicine (EM). We are thrilled that you are considering our Department's educational offerings. We are proud of the educational resources we have to offer and are continuously evaluating our program to give you the best possible learning experience.Trauma Bay

Students rotate at Froedtert Hospital which has a wonderful, diverse patient population that will challenge and strengthen your budding diagnostic skills. Our status as a busy Level 1 trauma center means that you will gain hands-on experience managing the blunt and penetrating traumatic injuries that other programs only read about in textbooks. Our EM faculty and residents provide medical control for the Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system and Flight for Life (FFL) helicopter transport, so you can join us as we manage critically ill patients via telemedicine in our paramedic base.

Our emergency department is a model of modern, efficient emergency care, showcasing an electronic medical record (EPIC), dedicated CT scanner and radiology suites in the ED, bedside ultrasound, and Vocera headset communication technology.

Our faculty come from diverse academic backgrounds with one thing in common: we are dedicated to excellence in patient care and training the next generation of Emergency Medicine physicians across the continuum of medical education. Our faculty group includes world renowned experts in resuscitation, disaster medicine, injury epidemiology, emergency ultrasound, airway management, traumatic brain injury, and, of course, resident and medical student education.

Clinical EnvironmentOur well established residency program is currently celebrating its 35th year and attracts residents with diverse backgrounds who are well integrated into our teaching environment. In addition to working directly with faculty, students rotating in the ED will have the opportunity to interact with our residents and learn about the life of an Emergency Medicine trainee. Medical College students, regardless of their specialty choice, have recognized several of our residents with campus-wide teaching awards.

We welcome MCW students of all years to visit our Department, explore our offerings, and get to know us. We also welcome visiting students from other institutions to consider an away rotation with us. Feel free to explore this website to learn about the courses and educational advances that await you in the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Emergency Medicine. We strive to give you an excellent educational experience and an in-depth look at Emergency Medicine as a specialty.




Matthew Tews, DO
Director, Undergraduate Medical Education
M3 Rotation Director
Medical College of Wisconsin

Phillip Sharpless, MD
M4 Rotation Director
Medical College of Wisconsin

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