Emergency Medicine

Medical Student Education in Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin

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It is an exciting time in Emergency Medicine and we welcome students to our learning environments. Froedtert Hospital provides a rich experience with a diverse patient population that challenges and strengthens diagnostic skills. 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 diverse faculty includes experts in resuscitation, disaster medicine, injury epidemiology, emergency ultrasound, airway management, traumatic brain injury, global health, wellness and education.

As the specialty of Emergency Medicine becomes increasingly competitive, our goal is to ensure that students are equipped with the tools they need to succeed in the Match. We prioritize personal relationships with faculty advisors and have a dedicated education team to help you along the road to residency,

Morgan Wilbanks, MD, FACEP

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Emergency Medicine Applicants at a Glance

  • Winter of M3 year – Find an advisor
  • Winter/Spring – Apply for away rotations
  • Summer/Fall – Complete MCW EM rotation and one away rotation
  • Summer/Fall – Take Step 2 CK and CS (Have Step 2 score in before October if possible)
  • Mid-September – ERAS opens
  • October 1 – MSPE released
  • October through January – Interview Season (most interviews occur in November/December)
  • February – Finalize Rank Order List
  • Late March – Match Day!
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Application Resources

M3 Bootcamp Presentation
Given in January 2020 for rising M3 students going into EM

SAEM Clerkship Directory
Use this link to explore 4th year EM clerkships using an interactive map

SAEM Residency Directory
Similar interactive site to explore EM residency programs

VSLO for Away Electives
AAMC service to apply for away rotations

2021 Visiting Medical Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM) Student Elective Program
URiM Scholarship Information and Application

FREIDA Residency Database from the AMA
Includes additional detailed information like benefits, salary, average hours per week, etc.

Job Shadow/Observer Opportunities

Looking for medical school experience? Finding your passion? Interested in working with vulnerable populations?

If so, a voluntary job shadow/observation in Emergency Medicine is a privileged opportunity to see and experience the challenges our patients encounter. We want you to see and learn as much as possible in the ED—feel free to ask questions not just about patients, but also about medicine in general and what life is like working in the field, etc.


  • At least 16 years old (parent/guardian signature required if under 18)
  • Must be fully vaccinated (see health requirements); no exceptions
  • May not have direct contact with patients, medical records or equipment
  • Dress code is business casual or scrubs


To be considered, you must download, complete and submit the Observer Application Form with required vaccination documentation to challen@mcw.edu; please include the reason for your interest.

Applying does not guarantee placement. Once approved, we will work with you to schedule one or two four-hour opportunities.

Download the Observer Application Form (PDF)

View health requirements for the job shadow/observer experience (PDF)

Meet the Team


Kevin J. McGurk, MD

Assistant Professor; M3 Emergency Medicine Elective Director


Christopher Allen

Medical Student Education Program Coordinator


Contact Us

Mailing Address/Physical Location
Department of Emergency Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Hub for Collaborative Medicine
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Medical Student Education Program Coordinator
Chris Allen
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