Residency - Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the University of Wisconsin Ob-Gyn residency program! 

Listed below you will find some key information and answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) about our application process.

How to apply

  • Applications are accepted only through ResidencyCAS.
  • We require passing USMLE Step 1 as an application requirement. Passing both parts of USMLE Step 2 is required to start residency training.
  • We require at least three letters of recommendation. You can submit up to four letters. Your letter writers should be those who know you the best.

Key information

  • There are six (6) Main Program PGY1 positions for June 2025.
  • There is one (1) Rural Track PGY1 position for June 2025.
  • We sponsor J-1 visas.

Program application dates

  • Applications should be available for the program to view on ResidencyCAS: October 1, 2024.
  • Interview invitations will be sent out on October 29, 2024.
  • Final interview status notification: November 27, 2024.
  • Our interview dates for the 2024-2025 recruitment season are as follows:
    • Thursday, November 7, 2024 (Rural Track)
    • Thursday, November 14, 2024 (Academic Track)
    • Thursday, November 21, 2024 (Academic Track)
    • Thursday, December 5, 2024 (Academic Track)
    • Thursday, December 12, 2024 (Academic Track)
    • Thursday, December 19, 2024 (Academic Track)

Communication with the Program

  • We follow the NRMP Match Communication Code of Conduct 
  • Interviews will be entirely virtual, and we will not offer program-sponsored open houses or other such gatherings. This prioritizes equitable experiences for all applicants and augments the diversity of our interview candidates. 

  • We believe strongly in the ACGME Core Competency of Interpersonal and Communication Skills and we will follow CREOG’s recommended standards for interview communication and conduct.   
  • We encourage communication to learn more about our program throughout interview season. This is an important decision. We are here to help you.  
  • Communication is not considered in our ranking. It is only to help you.  
  • We value each person as an individual. You may hear from us throughout the interview process with important updates or items of interest about our program. We will not communicate with you about your position on our Rank Order List. 
  • Please do not send “Thank You” cards. We are grateful to you for interviewing with us and we believe you are grateful to us as well. 

Salary and Benefits

Details regarding salary and benefits at the University of Wisconsin are available here from the UW SMPH Graduate Medical Education Office.

Program Videos

Tamkus presents poster at ASCCP Scientific Meeting

UW Department of Ob-Gyn resident Saule Tamkus, MD, PGY-3, brought a poster to the 2024 ASCCP Scientific Meeting on Anogenital & HPV-Related Diseases. The meeting took place May 2-4 in New Orleans.Tamkus brought the poster “HPV Vaccination at the Time of Colposcopy: A Quality Improvement Study" to the conference. The project w... more

Cox joins Resident Research leadership team

Caroline Cox, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, has agreed to take a new leadership role in the Resident Research Program. This leadership role as Co-Director of the Resident Research Program will be in addition to her role as Associate Residency Program Director. Ef... more

Rural Ob-Gyn Residency mentioned in UW SMPH article

A new story from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health highlights several programs aimed at increasing the number of physicians practicing in rural parts of the state. Ryan Spencer, MD, MS, Associate Professor (CHS) in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, explained the importance of the UW Departme... more

Grand Rounds: Gyorfi presents “OBGYN Care in Rural America and Wisconsin: Kaley’s Version”

On May 2, 2024, Kaley Gyorfi, MD, PGY-4, UW Ob-Gyn’s Rural Ob-Gyn Resident, presented the Grand Rounds Lecture, “OBGYN Care in Rural America and Wisconsin: Kaley’s Version.”In the lecture, Gyorfi illustrated the health disparities for rural populations in both the U.S. and Wisconsin and current federal, state and local initia... more

Grand Rounds: Anderson-Carter presents “Wisconsin Maternal Mortality: An Overview of Where We Are and Next Steps”

On April 4, 2024, UW Department of Ob-Gyn resident India Anderson-Carter, MD, PGY-4, presented the Grand Rounds lecture “Wisconsin Maternal Mortality: An Overview of Where We Are and Next Steps.”In the lecture, Anderson-Carter illustrated the trend of maternal mortality in the U.S. and how it correlates to Wisconsin’s materna... more