How to Apply

For residency positions beginning July 1, 2018, Washington University Dermatology accepts applications through ERAS only. Please contact your medical school dean's office if you are a U.S. graduate; contact the ECFMG if you are an IMG; or contact the CARMS if you are a Canadian graduate. The deadline for receipt of all materials is October 31, 2017. Three letters of recommendation are required.


**Please note that our residency progam offers two different tracks in ERAS. You may only be considered for one or the other.

1. Dermatology Categorical

2. Dermatology Physician Scientist


Click here for the ERAS® (Electronic Residency Application Service).


Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP)

The Washington University Division of Dermatology, in conjunction with the Department of Medicine, offers an exceptional career development experience. Our Dermatology Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) supplants the “2+2” with structured mentorship, a stipend during clinical years, a generous salary bonus during the third residency year, and continued support while working toward a K08 or equivalent as a non-tenured faculty member following residency. Moreover, the PSTP candidate receives exceptional fundamental clinical training through an internship in medicine, pediatrics, or surgery at world-class Washington University-affiliated hospitals. At the completion of the second year of residency, and with the approval of the faculty and the American Board of  Dermatology, the PSTP candidate will spend approximately 80% laboratory time in the third residency year and may work in a laboratory of appropriate interest within any department at Washington University School of Medicine.


The Dermatology PSTP falls within the broader Oliver Langenberg Physician Scientist Program, the oldest institutionally endowed post-graduate physician scientist training program. As such, the Dermatology PSTP candidate receives guidance and support from the distinguished scientists directing the Oliver Langenberg PSTP while enjoying the comradery of PSTP candidates in other departments.


As an additional distinguishing characteristic, the Washington University Dermatology PSTP candidate may pursue research in an appropriate laboratory within any department and with PIs within the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University. Thus, the candidate may take full advantage of the cutting edge research in immunology, genomics, infectious diseases, and beyond at the Washington University, a top-5 NIH funded academic institution affiliated with 25 nobel laureates and currently home to the largest medical scientist training program in the country.


Eligible applicants include graduates with a combined MD-PhD degree or an MD degree and a strong record of basic science research experience.  Applicants will be required to apply through ERAS to the Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University Dermatology program and the Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University Internal Medicine-Preliminary program and submit the application for the Physician Scientist Training Program. 


Quick Highlights of the Dermatology PSTP, part of the Oliver Langenberg PSTP


  • Support from the oldest institutionally-endowed physician scientist training program
  • Exceptional clinical fundamentals attained during WashU-affiliated internship
  • PSTP mentorship starts first day of internship
  • Dinners, lunches, speaker series, and social events with PSTP candidates
  • Education stipend during PGY1, PGY2, and PGY3
  • Salary bonus during PGY4
  • Opportunity to become an Instructor within the Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology as PGY5 to continue as non-tenured research faculty
  • Mentored support throughout toward attainment of K08/equivalent
  • Opportunity to work in any appropriate department at Washington University