Thank you for your interest in the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (UW DFMCH) residency programs. The Madison and Baraboo programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and have received Osteopathic Recognition from the ACGME.

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PGY-1 Applicants

Please apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The following documents are required and can be submitted through ERAS:

  • Personal statement;
  • MyERAS Application Form;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Medical school transcript;
  • Medical school performance evaluation (MSPE);
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript;
  • Photograph (optional, but recommended); and
  • Current ECFMG status report (for international medical graduates only).

International Medical Graduates

Before submitting an application, international medical school graduates are asked to review the eligibility criteria for UW DFMCH residency programs.

PGY-2 year Applicants

To inquire about PGY-2 vacancies and application processes, please contact our statewide residency programs directly.

Eligibility Criteria for the Madison and Baraboo Programs

Applicants must meet the following medical school graduation qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a passing score on USMLE or COMLEX Step I and Step II exams within two attempts, and within the last 2 years.
  • Applicants must have at least one year of clinical experience working within the United States or Canada.

Interview Selection Preference for the Madison and Baraboo Programs

Interview selection preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Passed USMLE Step I and Step II within one or two attempts;
  • Graduated from medical school within the last 2 years

Interview Travel Reimbursement

*Suspended for this year due to pandemic
The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP) Passport Program provides funding support to fourth-year medical students who interview at four or more Family Medicine residency programs in Wisconsin. Early application is encouraged, as funds are granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

» Visit the WAFP’s Passport Program for more information.