How to Apply

How to Apply

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Department of Neurosurgery offers a residency training program that anticipates life-long learning by providing a strong foundation of clinical and research experiences. The residency program is seven years in length and accepts one or two residents each year.



Application Review & Interview Information

Our program begins to review applications in September and issues invitations to applicants we would like to interview. There are three to four interview dates over the course of the winter.  The interview day includes a morning interview session, followed by lunch, and a tour of the facilities. Applicants are also invited to attend a dinner with our residents the evening before they interview.

Additional Information for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

The residency program is open to international medical graduates. Fluent conversational and written English is required. Prior US experience in the form of clinical training or an advanced degree from a US institution is desirable but not required, and is considered in the context of the rest of the application. Observerships and externships are not relevant. Preference may be granted to applicants that are not more than 5 years from medical school. A clinical skills assessment may also be required.

The Medical College of Wisconsin may sponsor H-1B visas for residents (additional Visa information).

Additional Information

Have a question?

If you have additional questions, please contact the program coordinator, Waqar Malik.