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)

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 may apply and be considered for both tracks.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Application materials due: October 21, 2020

Interviews offered: November 25, 2020. Candidates can begin scheduling interviews on November 30, 2020. Interviews for the PSTP track may be offered prior to November 25.

Interview dates: all PSTP applicants will be interviewed December 10, 2020. There are 4 interview dates in January 20201 for the advanced dermatology program: January 7, January 14, January 21, January 28.

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 do not exclude applications based on USMLE scores or other criteria. USMLE Step 2 (neither CK nor CS) is not required to apply.

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.

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Additional Application Information for Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP)

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) and submit the supplemental application for the Physician Scientist Training Program. Uploading a presentation or video is optional; those 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 encouraged to apply for the Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University Internal Medicine-Preliminary program (NRMP: 1353140P0)

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

Learn more about the PSTP Program »