Research Training & Education


This directed study in emergency medicine will offer students majoring in related fields an opportunity to participate in basic emergency medicine research. This course will assist in the preparation for graduate or medical school coursework. Credits 1-3.

More information can be found on the UW Course Guide.


Offers MD students interested in emergency medicine an opportunity to participate in advanced and translational research. This course will expand basic research knowledge and expose MD students to current advanced research.

More information in the UW Course Guide


Student research is a vital component of the educational mission of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Its cornerstone program is the Shapiro Summer Research Program, supported by a generous endowment from the Herman and Gwendolyn Shapiro Foundation. Six medical students participate in eight weeks of research between their first and second year, mentored by Emergency Medicine faculty members.

Research projects span a broad range of scientific investigation, and to enhance their summer research experience, students participate in research-skills training sessions, roundtable discussions, journal clubs and clinical shadowing. The summer session culminates in poster presentations at SMPH’s annual Research Day.

Detailed information can be found at the SMPH Shapiro Summer Research Guide.

For more information on projects or mentors at DEM, please contact our Research Manager, Jessie Libber, at

The Department of Emergency Medicine offers many educational opportunities for residents, including Grand Rounds, conference lectures, and journal club events.

The two-year University of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship Program, certified by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, seeks individuals who have an ultimate career goal of conducting externally-funded clinical or health services research. Through didactic and experiential learning, combined with focused mentorship, the fellow will develop and refine the critical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to become an independent, successful researcher. At the end of the program, each fellow will have successfully completed a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation degree and will be well prepared to obtain an NIH or AHRQ Career Development Award (e.g., KL2, K12, K08, K23).

For more information or to apply, please contact Dr. Manish Shah, Vice Chair of Research and Fellowship Director at

ACEP: Emergency Care Research: A Primer
For novice investigators, the primer offers an introduction to emergency care research with a hands-on guide to initiating, completing, and disseminating research. The chapters in this manual address what emergency care research is, how to identify a research topic, find a mentor, address key issues in emergency care research, training in research, basics of grant writing, presentation of research results, getting published, top 10 commandments of emergency care research, and how to start a research career. (Free electronic resource)

ACEP Research Resources