DIGA is excited for the second year of our mentor-mentee program for medical students interested in applying to dermatology residency! Mentors are dermatology residents. Please keep in mind due to the current circumstances, dermatology residency 2021-2022 applicants without home programs will be prioritized as mentees

Please refrain from signing up if you were paired with a faculty mentor for the APD-DIGA Mentorship Program in May 2021 and feel free to direct any questions to


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.