EmailEmail    |   Bookmark Page Bookmark  |   RSS Feeds RSS  |   Print Page Print  

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:
Please use the following link to access information about the terms, conditions and benefits of employment:

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 West Wisconsin Avenue
      Milwaukee, WI  53226
      (414) 955-3106   


Contact information for preliminary and transitional year:
Tracy Stasinopoulos                                    Kathleen Surges
Residency Program Coordinator                   Medical Education Office, St. Joseph Hospital
MCW - Internal Medicine                             5000 West Chambers Street
(414) 805-0532                                          Milwaukee, WI 53210                                              (414) 447-2195
© 2014 Medical College of Wisconsin
Page Updated 11/26/2013