The Global Health Fellowship in the Department of Emergency Medicine offers a one-year program aimed to prepare fellows for a career in global health. Fellows will participate in clinical, educational, and research activities related to global health and will complete the Graduate Professional Certificate in Global Health through the University of Wisconsin Global Health Institute. 

EM Global Health Fellowship

This is a one year fellowship designed to develop skills that will help advance the field of emergency medicine in resource- poor areas and lead fellows on a career path in global health. Individual program emphasis will be determined by the fellow's areas of interest and may include clinical care, capacity-building, teaching or research. Global Health fellows will work a limited number of clinical shifts and will spend the remainder of their time involved in ongoing education and practical global health experiences. Fellows will have the opportunity to enroll in the University of Wisconsin Global Health Institute Graduate Professional Capstone Certificate if they do not already hold an advanced degree (MPH). Field experiences are focused in Uganda and Guatemala, but may include other sites based on individual fellow interest.

Global Health:
- Graduate Professional Capstone Certificate at the Global Health Institute
- Field work in Uganda, Guatemala, or other sites based on interest
- Educational opportunities including local teaching opportunities and development of educational materials for global partners
- Design and implementation of research project
- Participation at national/international meetings including ACEP, CUGH, AfCEM, or others based on individual

- Fellows will work a limited number of clinical shifts primarily at Beloit Memorial Hospital and UW satellite affiliate The American Center

- Fellows will receive a competitive salary
- CME funds to enhance educational activities


Project Name & Description Details

San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Department of Emergency Medicine have a long-standing relationship with the community of San Lucas Tolimán in rural Guatemala and have been providing clinical care to its population for over a decade. If interested, fellows can participate as clinical faculty for our medical student Service Learning course, or pursue other research or community education projects based on local needs in conjunction with our partners at the San Lucas Mission. Other links: Details

Ultrasound Uganda

We have developed and implemented a combined training and research program in point of care ultrasound focused on pediatric patients in collaboration with Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, the Mbale Clinical Research Institute and ATLAS international. To date, 14 clinicians have enrolled in the training program with over 300 ultrasounds completed on cardiac and lung. Research into point of care ultrasound in pediatric patients focused on sepsis, pneumonia, cerebral malaria and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis is ongoing. Other links: Details

Arthur Chiu, MD

Global Health Fellow 2019-20

Daniel Summers, MD, MPH

Global Health Fellow 2020-21

Ilan Kolkowitz, MD

Global Health Fellow 2020-21


Program Director
Jessica Schmidt


Important Dates

Applications may only be submitted between
Jun 01, 2021 at 12:00PM and Aug 15, 2021 at 12:00PM

: Aug 15, 2021

: Sep 01, 2021

Interview dates TBD. Interviews will be conducted initially by phone. In person interviews by invitation.