Due to some unforeseen circumstances, the faculty mentorship match program is on hold for the time being. We are proceeding onwards with the resident mentorship match program. Since the faculty mentorship match program is on hold, you must sign up through this new link below if you would like to be paired with a resident mentor in the meantime.

Dermatology residency applicants can sign up to be paired with a dermatology resident to discuss applying to dermatology. Mentors meet with mentees for a 1-hour Zoom session. Please keep in mind, due to the current circumstances, dermatology residency 2022-2023 applicants without home programs and those who are underrepresented in medicine will be prioritized as mentees. 

Sign up link:

For any questions, please email DIGA Mentorship Match Director, Surya Veerabagu at


DIGA Mentorship Program FAQs

Our National Dermatology Residency Database Director, Surya Veerabagu, created the DIGA Mentorship Program to connect medical students and residents across the country and foster relationships. The FAQs are specific for UIM applicants as there were not enough UIM mentors available. Therefore, an open forum for UIM mentees has been created to unanimously ask questions to a UIM program director, Dr. Luke, PD at Loma Linda, and Dr. DaSilva, a UIM resident at the University of Pennsylvania to address from both of their perspectives.

UIM FAQs Mentorship Program10.15.20


AAD Diversity Mentorship Program

The Diversity Mentorship Program offers hands-on exposure to students who are interested in learning more about the specialty of dermatology through a one-on-one mentorship experience with a dermatologist of the student’s choice. Click here for more information.