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Eligibility & Criteria

The recruitment committee utilizes a holistic review process, taking into account applicants’ individual circumstances, barriers and accomplishments as a whole. While USMLE scores and medical school grades are considered, other elements of the application play a larger role in helping the program determine if applicants would be a good match.

While the Dermatology Residency at Dell Medical School does not utilize a score-based filter, we require that all applicants take both the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 and Step 2 exams prior to submitting their application. Three to four letters of recommendation are needed, with at least one from a dermatologist. Applications requiring visa sponsorship are reviewed in only special circumstances and are limited to J-1 visas. The program has no restrictions on considering applications from those who have completed a prior residency in another field. The residency is recruiting four residents to start in July 2025.

Application Process

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service. The ERAS supplemental application includes 2-tiered (gold/silver) preference signaling as an option to indicate interest in a particular program. The program plans to use preference signals as an important tool in application review.

Since the program is participating in preference signaling, it will not consider other informal mechanisms of showing interest, including emails from applicants or an advocate. Please refrain from sending this type of communication. For specific questions about the program not addressed on the residency’s webpage, please contact the program coordinator or the program director.

After interviewing with the program, please do not feel any need to send thank-you notes.

Virtual interviews will be held in January 26-27, 2024. This program is a participant in the Association of Professors of Dermatology Interview Invite Release Coordination program. The program will release interview invitations on Monday, Nov. 20, 2023, with interview scheduling starting on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023.

Visiting Medical Student Electives

Information on the program’s electives for medical students during the 2023–2024 academic year are on the Visiting Students page — see “Internal Medicine Department” for General Dermatology and “Pediatrics Department” for Pediatric Dermatology. Applications are accepted through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities program.