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Medical College of Wisconsin – Department of Dermatology
Academic Year 2015-2016

Application Requirements

The Department of Dermatology participates in ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). All applications must be received through this program. Please refer to for further information. The ERAS application deadline to apply for the 2015-2016 academic year is 10/14/2013. (We do realize that some Dean’s letters may arrive one to two days later.)

ERAS Requirements

  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE Step 1 score and, if available, Step 2 score
  • ECFMG certificate, if applicable.
  • Dean’s letter
  • Transcript
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Wallet-sized photograph

General Admission Requirements

Our dermatology residencies are open to U.S. citizens, permanent U.S. immigrants, and international applicants as follows:

  • Medical residencies are open to qualified graduates of accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools.
  • Graduates from medical schools outside of the U.S. or Canada must be certified by ECFMG to qualify for application.
  • We only accept J1 visas and do not support H-1B visa sponsorship at this time.
  • Individuals accepted to our residency are expected to complete a full three-year residency, although contracts are renewed annually.
  • Although, all applications are reviewed, we will take into consideration if there has been a previous residency completed. There is no credit towards the dermatology residency requirement given for prior residency training.

The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Dermatology invites your application. We value enthusiasm, teamwork, and look for evidence of scholarship, diligence, and integrity in your application. We appreciate applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.  Each application is screened by at least two members of our faculty.  Interviews are by invitation only.  MCW does screen ERAS applications initially by requiring a USMLE Step 1 score of greater than the national average and/or AOA status.

Interview Dates

Scheduled interview dates are 12/12/13, 1/08/14, and 1/18/14.

A casual dinner the evening prior will be held.  This event is optional, but highly recommended.

If you apply to our program, you will be notified of your interview status via e-mail. 
*On average we receive over 400 applications yearly and, unfortunately, are unable provide updates on the status of your application.


Before you begin your dermatology residency, you will need to take one year of clinically-based training at an ACGME-approved academic institution in the United States. This year may include clinical training in an Internal Medicine or Pediatric training program or a transitional year.  For information regarding a PGY-1 preliminary year in Internal Medicine (offered through the Medical College of Wisconsin Internal Medicine) or a PGY-1 transitional year (available through our affiliate St. Joseph's Hospital), please see information at the end of this posting.

Benefits of Employment

See MCWAH Benefits, Conditions & Terms of Employment for information regarding vacations, leaves, insurance, stipends and professional liability.

If you have any questions regarding the Dermatology Residency Program, please contact:

Barbara Wilson, MD
Residency Program Director
c/o Shelly Martin
Department of Dermatology
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI  53226
(414) 955-3106

Contact information for preliminary and transitional year:

Tracy Stasinopoulos
Residency Program Coordinator
MCW - Internal Medicine
(414) 805-0532

Kathleen Surges
Medical Education Office, St. Joseph Hospital
5500 W. Chambers St.
Milwaukee, WI 53210
(414) 447-2195
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