University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Applicant Information

We fully recognize the added layer of complexity that COVID has caused in the life of an applicant. We are here to make the application process as smooth and as high-yield for you as we possibly can, and give you as much information about our program as we are virtually able.

Application Process

Bascom HillResidency Applications: The UW-Madison Internal Medicine Residency Program utilizes ERAS for all residency applications. A personal statement, detailed prior work experience, prior accomplishments and interests, as well as all items requested in the ERAS application should be submitted. Please see our admission criteria below and the ERAS web site for more information. Competed applications are due by December 31.

Fellowship Applications: Fellowship applications are handled separately by each fellowship. Please see our Fellowship Information page for more information.

Credentialing and Conditions of Employment

Admission Criteria and Visa Requirements

In order to have a complete application and be considered for interview, please submit your application through ERAS and include:

  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. Personal statement
  3. Medical School transcript
  4. Dean's letter
  5. Letters of recommendation: a minimum of two from internists who clinically supervised your work. Up to four letters are accepted. Please include a Chair's letter if available as one of these additional letters, but we consider it optional.
  6. USMLE 1 score report is required. USMLE 2 is helpful and can be submitted if available. We do not have a USMLE cutoff score. All applicants must have passed both USMLE I & II before beginning their residency training.
  7. All candidates must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or hold a J-1 visa. Unfortunately, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is unable to support H1 or other visa types.

Credentialing and Conditions of Employment

GME Eligibility Requirements for Non-U.S. Citizens (PDF)


The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine strives for a culture in which the values of diversity, equity and inclusion are infused into all of our clinical, teaching and research activities. We hope to foster a culturally rich, diverse and welcoming learning environment in which trainees learn to provide individualized care to patients with diverse ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds across the gender spectrum. We are working hard to attract learners who want to contribute to this goal.

We partner closely with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, UW Health and UW–Madison on activities that promote the recruitment, development and retention of residents, fellows, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Institutional GME page on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Diversity at UW Health (PDF)


For an overview of resident benefits and stipends, visit the Total Rewards and Employee Resources page on our institutional GME website.

Other benefits include:

  • Competitive salaries (75th percentile of AAMC resident stipends) in a low cost-of-living state 
  • Family or individual medical insurance
  • Outstanding disability policy with lifelong continuation option
  • Professional liability insurance with a tail
  • Three weeks of vacation, which may be taken as one-, two-, or three-week blocks; additional time for military training. For PG-2s and PG-3s, five days per year to attend conferences or interviews
  • Flexible maternity and paternity leave policy
  • Patient compensation fund
  • Reimbursements for DEA and initial license fees
  • ACLS and CPR certification and re-certification
  • Annual $500 education fund for textbooks and journal subscriptions, plus a discount at the University Book Store
  • Annual wellness stipend for food while on call, gym membership or other personal wellness activities
  • Embroidered lab coats 
  • Free yearly citywide bus pass
  • Free local boat rental for residents 
  • Employee Assistance Program (confidential service to help with financial, legal, or mental health concerns) 

During the second year of training, residents apply to the State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board for licensure. Once licensed, our residents may moonlight.

Interview Day

All interviews and events will be held virtually this year. 

We participate as an “All In” program with the NRMP and are therefore prohibited from hiring outside of the match.  Applications will only be accepted through ERAS. 


Interview days for the 2020-21 recruitment season will take place on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from mid-November through January. 

  • November 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 30
  • December 2, 4, 7, 11, 14, 16, 18
  • January 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 20, 22, 25, 27


  • Categorical Internal Medicine – NRMP Program Code 1779140C0
  • Primary Care Internal Medicine –NRMP Program Code 1779140M0

Applicants applying for preliminary year positions in Ophthalmology, Radiation Oncology and Radiology will apply directly to those programs and not through Internal Medicine.

  • Prelim Ophthalmology – NRMP Program Code 1779140P3
  • Prelim Radiation Onc – NRMP Program Code 1779140P1
  • Prelim Radiology – NRMP Program Code 1779140M0


All times are Central Time Zone

6:00-7:00 pm: Meet current residents for a casual social on Zoom


All times are Central Time Zone

8:00 am: Meet with the Program Coordinator

8:15 am: Group Discussion with Program Director

9:30-11 am: Faculty Interview and/or personal meeting with a Program Director or Associate Program Director

11:00 am: Group meeting with the Chair of Medicine

11:30 am: Morning Report led by Chief Residents

12:30 pm: Break

1:00-3:30pm: Faculty Interview and/or personal meeting with a Program Director or Associate Program Director

Job and Education Opportunities for Partners

Institutional Documents for Applicants

Contact Us

For further information about the program, interviews, and selection procedures, please contact:

Vonnie Schoenleber
Residency Project Manager
5120 MFCB
1685 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: (608) 263-7352
FAX: (608) 262-6743