Your Application

We accept applications only through the ERAS system. Once we receive your application we will review it immediately. We will then either invite you for an interview, place your application on hold, or decline an interview. We will let you know.

Please note that candidates must have passed USMLE or COMLEX Steps 1, 2 CK and 2 CS prior to starting the residency. Not having passed may result in our program not ranking you. The rank order list is due in mid-February, so you should plan on having taken all the Steps by December.

Applications must be submitted via ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System) by December 15. We carefully review all residency applications using our Residency Selection Criteria (PDF). We use the National Resident Matching Program to select residents.

The Interview

If you are offered an interview, we will ask you the to select one of the following interview dates:

  • October 16 - 17, 2014
  • October 23 - 24, 2014
  • October 30 - 31, 2014
  • November 6 - 7, 2014
  • November 13 - 14, 2014
  • November 20 - 21, 2014
  • December 4 - 5, 2014
  • December 11 - 12, 2014
  • December 18 - 19, 2014
  • January 8 - 9, 2015

We interview applicants over 2 days, typically a Thursday and a Friday. We pay for one night hotel stay (two if you are interviewing for the Research Track).

On the first night, we invite you to a Welcome Reception attended by many faculty, residents and staff. This is an informal setting for you to become acquainted with our program and with Madison. Our Chair, Ned Kalin, and Program Directors, Art Walaszek and Claudia Reardon, present brief introductions to the Program. Dress is business casual. We serve appetizers, the equivalent of a light dinner.

On the second day, you will have 4-5 interviews with faculty, residents and fellows, typically beginning at 7:30 am. This includes interviews with Dr. Walaszek, Associate Program Director Claudia Reardon, and Department Chair, Ned Kalin.

Following your interviews, you will have lunch at the Medical School with the residents. This is followed by tours of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and the Madison VA Hospital. Your day ends with a wrap-up session with Drs. Reardon and Walaszek.

Applicants interviewing for the Research Track will have additional time to meet with key research faculty.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Program Coordinator Kate Rusi.