Postgraduate PA Program

Physician Assistant Fellowship Program

The Dermatology Physician Assistant Fellowship Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin is a 12 month fellowship certificate program for NCCPA certified physician assistants.  Our mission is to provide a comprehensive program to train the Physician Assistant Fellow by preparing them to practice in a variety of dermatology specific settings and assist in becoming a leader in the education and development of the next generation of advanced practice providers by imparting medical knowledge and clinical skills, while role modeling optimal interpersonal relationships.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from a PA training program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • Masters Degree
  • NCCPA Certification completed prior to program start date
  • Official transcripts from colleges and PA school
  • BLS certification
  • A one page typewritten narrative explaining your interest in the specialty of dermatology
  • Completed application
  • Three current professional letters of recommendation (one from your PA training program)
  • Current CV
  • Upon acceptance, a Wisconsin Physician Assistant License will be required by July 1

No application fee is required.

Program Components

  • Clinical training (rotations in adult and surgical dermatology)
  • Didactic sessions
  • Core basic science and non-clinical lectures
  • Grand Rounds and journal club participation


  • February 1 – application process opens
  • March 1 – application due date
  • April – interviews
  • July 1 – program start date

Credential Awarded

A certificate of completion will be awarded from the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Dermatology.

Annual Salary

$55,000 with MCW benefit package.

PA Benefits

  • Wisconsin license renewal
  • NCCPA recertification
  • DEA certification
  • Basic life support
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Professional membership in SDPA
  • Professional development fund*

*Individual must be employed by MCW at the time the expense is incurred.


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If you have any questions regarding the Dermatology Physician Assistant Fellowship Program, please contact:

Laura Richter, PA-C
Fellowship Program Director
c/o Shelly Martin
Department of Dermatology
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-3106 / Email