Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc.
SELECTION OF RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS
1. The following are eligible for selection as residents and fellows:
a. Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). All candidates must have passed the U.S. Medical Licensure Examination Step I (USMLE I).
b. Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). All candidates must have passed part I of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examination (NBOME) or the USMLE I.
c. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have a full and unrestricted Wisconsin medical license.
d. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have completed a Fifth Pathway* program provided by an LCME accredited medical school.
a. The MCWAH programs will select from among eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. The MCWAH programs shall not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or on any other basis prohibited by applicable Federal or State law.
b. All programs will participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) or a specialty Match Program if one is available and widely used.
The original policy was approved on February 16, 1998 and the revised policy was approved by the MCWAH Graduate Medical Education Council on May 17, 2010.
* A Fifth Pathway program is an academic year of supervised clinical education provided by an LCME-accredited medical school to students who meet the following conditions: (1) have completed, in an accredited college or university in the United States, undergraduate premedical education of the quality acceptable for matriculation in an accredited United States medical school; (2) have studied at a medical school outside the United States and Canada but listed in the World Health Organization Directory of Medical Schools; (3) have completed all of the formal requirements of the foreign medical school except internship and/or social service; (4) have attained a score satisfactory to the sponsoring medical school on a screening examination; and (5) have passed either the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in the Medical Sciences, Parts I and II of the examination of the National Board of Medical Examiners, or Steps 1 and 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).