How to Apply

Current Offerings

This year we will be accepting applications through ERAS for the following.

  • 5 advanced positions to begin July 1, 2020

Application Requirements

eras2The Department of Dermatology participates in Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All applications must be received through this program.

The ERAS application deadline to apply is Friday, October 5, 2018.

Please refer to for further information.

ERAS Requirements

  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE Step 1 score (minimum score of 230) and, if available, Step 2 scores
  • ECFMG certificate, if applicable.
  • Dean’s letter
  • Transcript
  • 3 letters of recommendation (narrative and standardized both accepted)
  • Wallet-sized photograph

General Admission Requirements

Our dermatology residencies are open to U.S. citizens, permanent U.S. immigrants, and international applicants as follows:

  • Medical residencies are open to qualified graduates of accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools.
  • Graduates from medical schools outside of the U.S. or Canada must be certified by ECFMG to qualify for application.
  • We only accept J1 visas and do not support H-1B visa sponsorship at this time.
  • Individuals accepted to our residency are expected to complete a full three-year residency, although contracts are renewed annually.
  • Although all applications are reviewed, we will take into consideration if there has been a previous residency completed. There is no credit towards the dermatology residency requirement given for prior residency training.

The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Dermatology invites your application. We value enthusiasm, teamwork, and look for evidence of scholarship, diligence, and integrity in your application. We appreciate applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds. Each application is screened by at least two members of our faculty. Interviews are by invitation only. MCW does screen ERAS applications initially by requiring a USMLE Step 1 score of 230 or greater.

Scheduled Interview Dates

  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Monday, December 17, 2018
  • Saturday, January 5, 2019

A casual dinner the evening prior will be held. This event is optional, but highly recommended.

If you apply to our program, you will be notified of your interview status via email.


Before you begin your dermatology residency, you will need to take one year of clinically-based training at an ACGME-approved academic institution in the United States. This year may include clinical training in an Internal Medicine or Pediatric training program or a transitional year.

Information from our affiliates regarding a PGY-1 year

Benefits of Employment

View the terms, conditions,  and benefits of employment


If you have any questions regarding the Dermatology Residency Program, please contact:

Yvonne Chiu, MD
Residency Program Director
c/o Shelly Martin
Department of Dermatology
8701 W. Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-3106 / Email