We offer two separate options through our dermatology residency program:

  • A standard three-year advanced dermatology training program (NRMP: Dermatology, 1353080A0)
  • A combined research and clinical dermatology training program (Physician Scientist Training Program [PSTP]) (NRMP: Dermatology/Physician Scientist, 1353080A1)

Applicants who have completed a prior residency in another specialty are eligible to apply to both of our residency program tracks. Eligible applicants for the Physician Scientist Training Program include graduates with a combined MD/PhD degree or a MD degree and a strong record of basic science research experience. The most competitive candidates will have a strong commitment to a research career in academic medicine and an outstanding academic record. Applicants will only be considered for one track; if an applicant has applied to both tracks, it will be assumed they are interested in the Physician Scientist Track and they will not be considered for the standard three-year advanced dermatology track.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Application materials due: September 29, 2021

Interview invite release

  • PSTP: Monday, November 8, 2021
  • Standard: Monday, November 29, 2021

Interview scheduling via Thalamus

  • PSTP: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
  • Standard: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Interviews (all virtual)

  • PSTP: Thursday, December 8-9, 2021 (December 8 evening informational session, December 9 interviews + research talks)
  • Standard: Thursday mornings in January, 2022 (either 8-9:30a or 10-11:30a, optional session with residents each week in January on Wednesday evening)

All applicants will be notified of their status (waitlist, interview, decline) by December 15, 2021.

How to Apply

Applications for residency positions are accepted only through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), and the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).

All applications submitted by the deadline are reviewed by our resident selection committee, comprised of several of the Washington University Division of Dermatology faculty. PSTP applications are reviewed by physician-scientist faculty in our Division. Please include three letters of recommendation with your application. We recommend at least one letter from a dermatology faculty member. If you are applying as a physician-scientist, one of your three letters of recommendation must be from your laboratory mentor.

We require a passing score on USMLE Step 1, but otherwise do not exclude applications on the basis of a numerical Step 1 score. USMLE Step 2 CK is not required to apply. Step scores are not given significant weight in our application review process. The supplemental ERAS application is encouraged for all applicants. Additionally, there is a required supplemental application for the physician-scientist track only; this will be sent to physician-scientist track applicants on October 1. Applicants who have completed a prior residency in another specialty are eligible for both of our residency program tracks.

Please see more information about the 2021-2022 application cycle here.

Commitment to Diversity

The Division of Dermatology is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive learning environment and encourages applications from students who are underrepresented in medicine, including individuals whose personal characteristics such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, health condition or disability place them at risk for conscious or unconscious bias or discrimination.

Additional Application Information for Physician Scientist Training Program

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/Physician Scientist (NRMP: 1353080A1). Applicants selected for interview will be asked to give a brief presentation about their work for the selection committee on the interview day. Additionally, applicants are strongly encouraged to, but not required to, apply for the Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University Internal Medicine-Preliminary program (NRMP: 1353140P0). If you are interested in the Physician Scientist Training Program, please only apply to the Physician Scientist Track. Applicants may only be considered for one track.

If you are applying as a physician-scientist, one of your three letters of recommendation must be from your laboratory mentor.