Apply To Our Program

The University of Wisconsin Psychiatry Residency is committed to recruiting and training physicians of the highest caliber. Our application and interview process is designed to find the best fit between potential residents and our Program.

We want you to have the information you need to make an informed decision about our Program as well as a feel for what it would be like to be a resident in our Program. Please review our Eligibility and Selection Criteria (PDF) for application requirements and contact Kate Rusi, our Program Coordinator.

International Medical Graduates

We value having a diverse residency, and we have trained a number of International Medical Graduates. If you are an International Medical Graduate and are interested in applying to our program, please review our Eligibility and Selection Criteria (PDF), which apply to all applicants.

Please note that all applicants must be either a U.S. citizen, permanent resident (with Green Card) or must be eligible for a J1 visa. University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics does not accept H1B visas.

Graduates of medical schools not accredited by the LCME or the AOA must have ECFMG certification. No application will be reviewed prior to ECFMG certification.

U.S. clinical experience as a physician or physician-in-training is required. This includes at least three months of clinical experience at a U.S. hospital or outpatient clinic (and at least one month in Psychiatry). This clinical experience must have happened within the last three years prior to the application being submitted. Research does not count towards this requirement.

Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. Additional review is conducted by the program directors.

Applicants must have sufficient command of English to permit accurate and unimpeded communication. While interviewing, applicants may be specifically assessed in this regard.

If you have any questions about these requirements, please contact our Program Coordinator Kate Rusi.

Medical School Electives

A medical student elective is a great way to get an in-depth look at the Department of Psychiatry. If you are a medical student interested in a psychiatry elective at the University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry, please refer to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Visiting Medical Student Clerkship Program website for eligibility requirements and application instructions.

We offer electives in Community Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Consult-Liason Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry.