Physician Patient

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Application Facts

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?


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 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.

What USMLE/COMLEX scores are required before I can interview?

US Grads

Step/Level - 1 scores are required & 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.


Passing scores on both Step 1 & 2 are required for interview consideration, and Step 3 completion is preferred.

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.

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

2016-2017 Interview Statistics

  • Number of applications to the program: ~1000
  • Number of residency spots offered: 4
  • Number of interviews offered: 87

Country of medical school diploma for invited applicants:

  • 1 from Dominican Republic
  • 1 from Iran
  • 1 from Granada
  • 1 from Japan
  • 1 from Jordan
  • 1 from Nepal
  • 1 from United Kingdom
  • 2 from St Martin
  • 3 from Antigua and Barbuda
  • 5 from Pakistan
  • 7 from India
  • 63 from USA (19 DO)

USMLE Scores for invited applicants:

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

Complex Score Range for invited DO applicants:

  • COMLEX Level 1 range 607 - 402
  • COMLEX Level 2 range 725 - 416