New Residents

Contact Information

Graduate Medical Education Office

(608) 263-0572



Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Licensure Requirement


Medical Licensure Requirements For PG-3s and Above


In the State of Wisconsin, all physicians with two years of postgraduate training are required to be fully licensed. Your appointment letter lists acquisition of a medical license as a requirement prior to beginning your training program at UW Hospitals and Clinics.


Review the directions for the Online Application Service (OLAS) to apply for your Wisconsin Medical License. OLAS website


Information/documents needed before starting the online application:

  • Medical school diploma
  • List of dates of employment/training after medical school. Do not leave gaps of more than 30 days between medical school graduation and starting residency/fellowship.
  • Read carefully the convictions and pending form. If you have/have had convictions or currently have pending charges such as alcohol violations (including underage drinking) or drug violations, be prepared to submit required documentation.

Other Notes


Medical License Renewal Dates:

  • MD medical licenses expire October 31, in odd-numbered years (e.g., 10/31/2015)
  • DO medical licenses expire on February 28, in even-numbered years (e.g., 2/28/2016)

Contact the Graduate Medical Education Office at (608) 263-0572, option 5, or for assistance.


GME Benefits and Services

Additional UW Hospitals and Clinics Benefits and Services




It is the objective of UW Hospitals and Clinics to maintain resident/fellow stipend levels at the mean of Midwest teaching hospitals. Annual stipend rates will be based on the mean levels reported in the Council of Teaching Hospitals annual survey and will be adjusted on a yearly basis as necessary.


Annual Stipend Rates for 2018-2019

  • PG 1: $59,201
  • PG 2: $61,210
  • PG 3: $63,608
  • PG 4: $66,464
  • PG 5: $69,404
  • PG 6: $72,586
  • PG 7: $75,502
  • PG 8: $78,626

Determination of Stipends


A resident's or fellow's annual stipend is stated in the letter of appointment. The stipend level is determined by counting the number of years after receiving an MD or DO (or equivalent degree) that have been spent in a training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education that apply toward board certification in the current specialty.


Required Training

Employment Requirements


Employment requirements to be completed prior to start date:

  • If applicable, acquire appropriate training visa for the current training year.
  • Pass the caregiver background information check.
  • Complete the employment eligibility verification (I-9 form) (to be completed at orientation)
  • Obtain clearance from UW Hospitals and Clinics Employee Health.
  • Complete all required orientation activities.
  • Obtain the appropriate medical license for your PG level.
  • Comply with CPR and other life-saving requirements.
  • Pass the USMLE or COMLEX exams for your PG level.

Employment requirements to be completed by specified time points:


If you would like a copy of a particular policy, please contact the GME office.