Residency Program

The residency program is fully approved for three years of training by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and applications are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) . The Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Dermatology participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Each year, five to seven individuals who will have completed an approved internship or training in another specialty are selected as first year dermatology residents. Approximately 40 applicants are interviewed for these positions. Applicants interested in actively pursuing basic or clinical research in preparation for an academic career may do so by tailoring their training with the supervision of their training director and in accordance with the guidelines stipulated by the American Board of Dermatology.


The residency program includes intensive one-on-one instruction in medical dermatology, dermatopathology, Mohs, cutaneous and laser surgery, and pediatric dermatology. Live patient Grand Rounds, slide presentation sessions, basic and clinical science conferences, and journal club are held on a regular schedule throughout the year.

We are committed to the development of both outstanding clinicians and academicians in dermatology. Residents are encouraged to publish during their training. Each resident will conduct a personal research project over their three years of residency.


Fellowships in procedural dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and dermatopathology are available. Excellent research facilities are available in the Division of Dermatology and the Washington University Medical School complex to provide training in molecular genetics, genomics, molecular oncology, immunology, microbiome systems biology, and cell biology, amongst other scientific disciplines. Specific areas of research interest by the faculty can be found under the Faculty tab.






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