Monroe Clinic has developed an Emergency Medicine Fellowship program for family physicians who desire further training in rural emergency medicine. Fellowship graduates have the ability to become board-certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), the organization that provides accreditation for the program. This fellowship training allows a family physician to sit for the ABPS Board Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM). Fellows who complete the fellowship are eligible for the board exam.
Applicants must be an AOA or ACGME third-year resident in good standing or a recent graduate of an AOA or ACGME family medicine residency. Licensed, or eligible for licensure in the state of Wisconsin, is required.
Candidates interested in Monroe Clinic's fellowship program should send a copy of their current CV, a personal statement about career goals, and three letters of recommendation (program director, attending faculty, and a third individual of your choosing). Applications are considered on a rolling basis with a first review on September 1 of each year.
Send materials to:
St. Clare Center
Attn: Lori Rodefeld, Residency Coordinator
515 22nd Avenue
Monroe, WI 53566
At this time the fellowship programs are not sponsoring J1 visas. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
Rotations are focused on emergency medicine with specialty rotations selected by the fellow. Rotation options include surgery and other outpatient clinics to complement training in Emergency Medicine. Off-site rotation options include trauma ICU, emergency medical services, critical care transport, NICU, and a rural immersion experience. There is significant opportunity to tailor the curriculum to personal career objectives. Opportunities for participation in hospital committees, activities and quality improvement initiatives are also available.
The program offers one position each academic year. Fellows work 12-14 shifts per month in the emergency department while completing rotations that compliment the learning experience.
Rotations include surgery, critical care/ICU, anesthesiology, EMS, orthopedics, cardiology, and trauma surgery. There is significant opportunity to tailor the curriculum to personal career objectives. Opportunities for participation in hospital committees, activities and quality improvement initiatives are also available.
Program Goals & Objectives
• To understand the full breadth and depth of the practice of emergency medicine
• Demonstrate the ability to lead and coordinate care with multiple nursing and technician staff members
• Effectively coordinate care with primary care providers and specialist physicians
• Provide evidence-based and cost-effective emergency care
• Develop sensitivity for subtle presentations of critical illnesses
• Develop time-efficient and appropriate history, exam, differential diagnosis in the emergency department setting
• Provide effective diagnostic and treatment plans for all patients who present to the emergency department
• Communicate with patients and family in a sensitive and compassionate manner
• Coordinate effective and appropriate pre-hospital and inter-facility transport care