University of Wisconsin–Madison

Application Process

*Due to COVID-19, dates and interview processes have been modified.

June 8, 2020 Applicants can register in MyERAS and begin working on their application.
September 1, 2020 Applicants may begin submitting applications to residency programs
October 21, 2020 Residency programs may begin reviewing applications.

MSPEs released to residency programs.

The Department selects two PG-1 residents a year to begin training in late June. The National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) is the matching service for Neurosurgery. The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) is the service which packages and transmits residency applications (letters of recommendation, medical school performance evaluations, USMLE transcripts, and other supporting credentials) to our training program.

  • ERAS opens to applicants July 1, 2020.
  • NRMP opens to applicants September 1, 2020.

Register separately with each service.

  • We will begin to receive applications from ERAS after September 15, 2020.
  • Please make sure that your application includes a USMLE transcript, a medical school transcript, a Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE, Dean’s Letter), a personal statement and three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • The application receipt deadline is November 1, 2020.

Interviews are arranged by invitation. Invitations are based on a review of the application material we receive through ERAS.

  • Our department holds 4-5 interview sessions each fall.
  • Between 9-10 resident candidates are interviewed at each session.
  • Each session is a 1.5 day process that begins with a welcome dinner on the first evening and concludes with interviews and tours the next full day.

2021 Match Day is March 19, 2021. Please note: Before a matched candidate can be hired by UW Hospital in June, the resident must have ALREADY received a passing grade in USMLE Part II (CK and CS).

For more information, please contact our residency program coordinator:

Tara Anderson, C-TAGME
Department of Neurological Surgery

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