Information for Students Applying to Dermatology
The Association of Professors of Dermatology (APD) Residency Program Directors Section is currently updating guidance about the upcoming application cycle. This information will be released via social media and email (through Dermatology Interest Group Association), and will be posted here when available. Please check back for more information this summer.
This year, our residency program will participate in the new AAMC Supplemental ERAS Application, which will include preference signaling. Completion of this supplemental application will be required for applicants to our program. We will release more specific information about how we will use preference signaling and expectations for the new supplemental application. Additionally, we will participate in coordinated interview invite release. Specific information including dates and code of conduct will be released in August.
Interviews for the standard dermatology track will be held in January and will be virtual. We understand that applicants have strong and varying opinions about in-person and virtual interviews. While we want to give applicants the opportunity to get to know our program, residents, faculty, and city in person, we are cognizant of the financial costs of in-person interviews, the impact of travel on our environment, and the potential to lead to inequity and lack of sustainability in the process, and have decided to proceed with virtual interviews this year. However, the decision for the physician-scientist track is still being determined given coordination with our internal medicine residency program colleagues.