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 Dermatology Application Criteria

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We are accepting applications for the Dermatology Residency only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

We will interview by virtual interviewing in 2021. Invited candidates will complete the same number of interviews with our faculty and residents. Candidates will still have opportunities to learn about our program and have their questions answered.  We anticipate using zoom as our interview platform.

Please contact your medical school for assistance with filing this electronic application. International graduates are advised to contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for assistance.

The Dermatology Residency Program has the following application criteria:

  • Minimum of two letters of recommendation from physicians, preferably dermatologists.
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) letter.

  • Marshfield Clinic Health System Dermatology Residency has no minimum board score cutoff. All candidates are reviewed.

  • Special consideration will be given to candidates who wish to serve rural communities, candidates with strong ties to Wisconsin, and candidates who grew up on farms or other agricultural or rural settings.

  • Thirty candidates are invited to interview with us.  We typically rank around 24 candidates for two spots.

  • We typically host an informal dinner with residents the night before the interviews. In 2021 there will be a pre-interview virtual social hour via zoom with residents the night before. Virtual interviews will be taking place on one of two afternoons (December 3rd and December 10th).  Each interview will last about 15 minutes.  Interviews are structured for 1 resident candidate speaking with one or more interviewers for the 15 minute block.  Interviews occur with PD, key faculty, and residents.

  • Residents meet and interview each candidate individually. The program director meets with all residents to hear their thoughts on each individual candidate.  A chief resident attends the rank meeting to represent the views of the residents on the ranking of each candidate.  Collectively, the resident ranking of candidates counts an equal weight as a faculty member ranking of candidates. 

  • Medical school graduation not more than five years prior to residency start date, unless currently working as a board certified physician in a different specialty.

  • United States clinical experience is required.

  • Personal statement.

  • Curriculum vitae.

  • ECFMG certification for foreign graduates.

  • Marshfield Clinic as an organization currently sponsors H1B visas and accepts J1 visas.

The program tracks and reports to the Graduate Medical Education Committee (as part of its ongoing annual program evaluation) and includes the percentage of USM candidates applying to the program, those interviewing for positions and those ranked by the program.

For more information please contact the Program Coordinator:

Aimie Eckelberg
Marshfield Clinic
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
Phone: 1-800-541-2895 or 715-389-4151
E-mail: eckelberg.aimie@marshfieldclinic.org