Wisconsin Licensing and USMLE Step 3 Timeline

This timeline is for housestaff who are currently in an initial year of accredited Graduate Medical Education (GME) in the United States/Canada.

DECEMBER
Housestaff should view MCWAH’s “Licensure Process Guide” and begin the Step-By-Step process.  The guide provides instructional information for housestaff who apply online via OLAS or download forms from the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS).  The completed forms should be mailed/emailed/faxed to the DSPS no later than December 31st. Allow 15-20 business days for processing of your paperwork. 

FEBRUARY
Check the DSPS website for the status of your application; attend to any outstanding items.   

MARCH
After most requirements have been met, apply for USMLE Step 3 via the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) website. Allow appropriate processing time.   Housestaff utilizing the COMLEX-USA testing should apply for Level 3 at this time, if they have not yet done so.

MAY/JUNE
Housestaff in their initial year of GME ideally should sit for USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX USA Level 3 after 10 months of GME training. 

JUNE/AUGUST
Housestaff sit for the USMLE Step 3 Examination. Allow 3-6 weeks for the FSMB to report your scores to the DSPS. Scores are reported to the DSPS directly by the FSMB.

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER
Housestaff are to submit the Certificate of Postgraduate Training (CPGT) form 2165 to their Program Coordinators for completion after they have passed USMLE Step 3 and completed twelve months of accredited GME. 

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
Housestaff continue to monitor their online checklist until a Wisconsin license is issued. If outstanding issues are not responded to in a timely manner, various forms may need to be resubmitted as well as additional forms that the DSPS may request (i.e., NPDB, an updated CPGT form, etc.).


Refer to MCWAH’s Licensure Process Guide for additional information and downloading of appropriate forms.

Contact

Mailing Address:
Attention: Maria Gascoigne
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc.
Graduate Medical Education
8701 Watertown Plank Road
P.O. Box 26509
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Office Location:
Curative Care Network Bldg
1000 North 92 Street
Room 170 (Lower Level, North Entrance)
Directions to MCWAH Office
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(414) 955-4583
(414) 955-6528 (fax)
mgasco@mcw.edu


Office Hours:
Mon - Fri 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. or by appointment.

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