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Application Process

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Five positions are available each year in the Family Medicine Residency in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.


The Family Medicine Residency looks for candidates who share our mission to improve care, improve health, and improve life.

  • Applicants must be graduating within the current academic year or have graduated from medical school within the previous two years. We consider applicants who graduated more than two years prior who have ongoing experiences to maintain clinical knowledge and skills, and who demonstrate a strong commitment to the field of family medicine.
  • Applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and enroll in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) match.
  • Applicants must provide at least three letters of recommendation through ERAS, where at least one letter is from a practicing, board-certified family physician.
  • Applicants must have passing scores on both Step 1 and Step 2 of USMLE/COMLEX exams to be considered. We do not evaluate candidates based on their numerical scores, only pass/fail. You may still apply while awaiting the results of USMLE/COMLEX Step 2. 
  • Applicants must be eligible to obtain a Wisconsin Resident Educational License (REL), which the program assists you in applying for once you match.
  • Applicants must additionally meet all admissions criteria established by Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

How to apply

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by Dec. 1 of the year prior to the program start date. The academic year begins in July with some orientation activities starting at the end of June.

  1. To apply to the program, visit the ERAS website. All applications to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education programs must include these application materials. Our ACGME number is 1205600674.
  2. All appointments are made at the first-year level through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Candidates must register through the NRMP website and our NRMP program code is 1328120C1.
  3. The program director and core faculty invite applicants considered for an appointment for an interview between October and early January each year. All interviews are virtual at this time. We want to match exceptional applicants, and we don’t want financial or time barriers to prevent you from considering us. Finding the right fit for you is important to us, and we are confident that our virtual interview process will give you a sense of who we are and how you can succeed here.
  4. We offer no-stakes, in person campus visits to ranked applicants. To ensure that an applicant’s decision to request or not request a campus visit in no way affects our rank decisions, per MCSGME policy these campus visits will be offered to all ranked applicants after our final rank list is submitted in January.