Dermatology Residency

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The dermatology residency is a three-year training program, fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Dermatology.

With nine full-time and nine part-time volunteer faculty members, our staff-to-trainee ratio offers residents a highly personalized training experience. Our faculty are dedicated to helping residents build a strong foundation in all aspects of dermatology.

Our tutorial method of clinical teaching builds competence in the diagnosis, pathogenesis (including histopathology and immunopathology), treatment and prevention of skin diseases. Systemic disease — skin disease associations and relationships — receives special emphasis. Normal skin care as it relates to aesthetics is also taught.

How to apply

We accept two residents each year via the annual National Resident Matching Program.

Basic requirements for the dermatology residency follow guidelines of the American Board of Dermatology and include the following:

  • Satisfactory completion of the (PGY-1) level transitional year in internal medicine, general surgery, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, or emergency medicine at a board-approved, accredited U.S. or Canadian medical school
  • A valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the U.S.

The application process is handled via the Electronic Residency Application Service website in conjunction with the Association of American Colleges. Please contact your medical school dean’s office for processing instructions and to request an ERAS electronic token for access to MyEras. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews in January.

For more information, please contact the dermatology residency coordinator at (312) 942-6097. You may also find additional information through the American Medical Association’s FREIDA program.