University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

How to Apply

The UW-Madison Internal Medicine Residency Program uses ERAS for all residency applications. Please submit a personal statement, detailed prior work experience, prior accomplishments and interests, as well as all items requested in the ERAS application. 

Competed applications are due by December 31.

NRMP Codes

  • 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 1779140P2

Additional Information

Admission Criteria and Visa Requirements

  • We holistically review all applicants to our program and do not utilize a USMLE cutoff score.
  • All applicants must have passed USMLE I and II before beginning their residency training.
  • All candidates must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or hold a J-1 visa. Unfortunately, we are not able to support H1 or other visa types.

Credentialing and Conditions of Employment

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

Benefits

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, including six weeks of paid parental leave
  • 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. 

2021-22 INTERVIEW DATES

Interview days for the 2021-22 recruitment season will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from late October through mid-January.

  • October 25, 27, 29
  • November  1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 15, 17, 19, 22, 29
  • December 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 15, 17
  • January  5, 7, 10 12, 14

SOCIAL WITH RESIDENTS – SUNDAY EVENING BEFORE THE INTERVIEW

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

All times are Central Time Zone

INTERVIEW DAY SCHEDULE

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

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

Job and Education Opportunities for Partners

Institutional Documents for Applicants

For more information

Have questions 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
E-Mail: residency@medicine.wisc.edu