Physician Patient

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Application Facts

Interview Statistics

~1000
Number of applications
4
Residency spots offered
87
interviews offered
all
How many applications do you receive each year?

We expect ~1000 applications for our four open spots this upcoming year.

How many interviews are offered?

During the 2017-18 interview season, 60 interviews were completed.

How recent must a graduation date be to be considered for an interview?

There is no criteria for date of graduation, but in order to be licensed in Wisconsin, all USLME Steps must be passed within a 10-year period.

Does your program require clinical experience in the US health care system?

Yes. US clinical experience in a psychiatric setting is also a must.


When are interviews offered?

Interviews are offered October through January. We take time and care in reviewing each application as thoroughly as able to assist in the interview decision making process. With this, many interview invites may not be released until late into the application cycle. This is not a comment on application quality, but rather on the time we take to review each application.

Do you provide assistance with travel or lodging?

The N.E.W. Psychiatry Program does not provide assistance with travel expenses; however, all interviewees will be offered a complimentary night’s stay at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin. Your stay will include breakfast, parking, and shuttle service if required.

Where are the closest airports to your Program?

The Austin Straubel International Airport is located just minutes from downtown Green Bay. The Appleton International Airport is 24 miles From Green Bay, and Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport is 107 miles from away.

How do I apply to the NEW Psychiatry Residency?

The Northeastern Wisconsin Psychiatry Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin accepts applications through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for Applicants.

Do you offer positions outside of the Match?

No.

Do you offer observerships or externships?

Unfortunately, the NEW Psychiatry Program is not able to offer observerships or externships at this time.

What are your application requirements?

For application to our program, we require:

  • An ERAS Application
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Dean’s letter
  • Transcripts
  • Personal statement or letter of intent
  • CV
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcripts
What are your USMLE or COMLEX cutoff scores for interview consideration?

We do not use specific score cutoff criteria when making our interview invite selections, and we do our best to consider an applicant’s application in its entirety. This stated, with an expected 250 applicants per available PGY-1 position, scores are strongly considered. The range of exam scores for 2016-2017 invited applicants are listed below:

USMLE Scores for invited applicants

  • USMLE Step 1 range 263 - 186
  • USMLE Step 2 CK range 270 - 195
  • USMLE Step 3 range 259 – 192

COMLEX Score Range for invited DO applicants

  • COMLEX Level 1 range 607 - 402
  • COMLEX Level 2 range 725 - 416
  • COMLEX Level 3 - N/A
What USMLE/COMLEX scores are required before I can interview?

US Grads
Step/Level - 1 scores are required and Step/Level - 2 scores are preferred prior to the offer of an interview. In order to be included on our final MATCH rank list at the end of the recruitment season, Step/Level 1, 2 and CS/PE will need to be posted with passing scores.

IMGs
Passing scores on both Step 1 & 2 are required for interview consideration. Step 3 completion is preferred. Although possible, obtaining an interview without completing Step 3 is unlikely.

Do you consider applicants with prior licensing exam failures?

Yes, provided a subsequent passing score has been posted. Multiple failures decrease the likelihood of an interview invite. In order to be licensed in Wisconsin, all USLME Steps must be passed within a 10-year period.

Do you accept H1 or J1 visas?

Yes, we will consider applicants who qualify for an H1 or J1 visa. Applicants must have an appropriate visa to begin Graduate Medical Education with the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. If a candidate does not obtain an appropriate visa that permits MCWAH to employ him/her on the designated start date, the training position will not be held and may be offered to another candidate.

Please see the Graduate Medical Education website for further clarification