University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Guidance and Success


As a University of Wisconsin internal medicine resident, you'll graduate well-prepared for the next step in your career. We offer in-depth career counseling to help you select the career path that's your true passion.

Our highly structured and well-developed mentoring program includes:

  • Career guidance throughout residency from our program director, associate program directors, and clinical and research faculty mentors of your choice;
  • Mid-year, year-end and ongoing meetings with directors and faculty mentors to develop individual learning plans;
  • Small group sessions in the intern year to promote self-awareness, self-care, empathy skills, and well-being; and
  • Lectures in career planning, financial issues, the business of medicine, academic medicine, developing a research career, and health care trends.

Our department leadership, fellowship directors, and specialty faculty also support your career through generous and careful timing of electives to help you build your portfolio. We also provide administrative support to help you prepare for the fellowship and job selection process.

Residents teaching POCUS

Graduate Success

Our graduates obtain positions in the most competitive fellowships in the U.S. or in practices with excellent start-up packages. A majority of our residents have matched with their top-ranked fellowship choice and all of our generalists have obtained positions in the community in which they wished to live and work.

Feedback on the quality of our program, from our former graduates and their supervisors, has been excellent. Our prior graduates have paved the way for future graduates to gain easier entry into the positions they desire by providing a network of alumni across the country.

In addition, we provide individual constructive analysis each year on areas of strength and weakness on In-Training Exam results to help you prepare for the Internal Medicine Boards. Our residents have consistently performed well on these exams, and have had a 100 percent Boards pass rate for the past five years.