How to post information about your Dermatology Research Fellowship?

Dear Dermatology Programs,

Thank you for visiting our website. Identifying research fellowship availabilities can be a formidable task. In hopes to help applicants accomplish this task, posted below is information concerning historical and current research fellowships.

Our Research Chairs Akshitha Thatiparthi and Alexander Cartron created the 2020-2021 Research Fellowship Spreadsheet to provide you a list of research positions for consideration. Please reach out to Akshitha ( or Alex ( for any additional questions or comments.

If you would like to help applicants learn about your Dermatology Research Fellowship by posting openings on DIGA’s website, please email a brief description of the fellowship, eligibility criteria, and application instructions to

Thank you for your participation!

Check here for Research Conferences!

Available Research Fellowships

University of Colorado – Pfizer Dermatology Fellowship
Mentor: Robert P. Dellavalle
Number of positions: 1
Availability: July 21, 2020
Deadline: rolling admission
Duration: 12 months
Eligibility: Have an MD degree, preference will given to applicants who have matched in dermatology and have analytical skills including coding in R. Willingness to relocate to Denver, CO
Salary: 50K with benefits
Description: This is a one year position for a clinical research fellow with the Department of Dermatology at the University of Colorado. The goal of the fellowship is to provide research support and training to a dermatology fellow interested in pursuing cutting edge, big data research on atopic dermatitis and inflammatory and immune mediated skin disease outcomes using the combined resources of the University of Colorado Department of Dermatology, the University of Colorado’s Data Science to Patient Value (D2V) Initiative, the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Health Data Compass, and Health Science Library. The three prior physician research fellows have matched into dermatology residency.
Please send CV to

Johns Hopkins Itch Fellowship
Fellowship Director: Shawn Kwatra, MD
Availability: Starting March 1, 2021 (flexible start date)
Duration: 12 months
Eligibility: Opportunities available for U.S. medical students taking a year off only at this time. As the fellowship is very competitive and there are limited slots, students with prior experience with statistics/STATA/R/epidemiologic research with utilization of large datasets or willingness to learn and/or bench/translational research are preferred. Please send USMLE Step 1 score if available.
Qualifications: Preference for individuals with a statistics/STATA/R/epidemiologic research or bench research, but not required. Also preference for strong writers as fellows will aid in manuscript, grant, and IRB writing.

Description: Under the direction of Dr. Shawn Kwatra, the Johns Hopkins Itch Fellowship is interviewing for a position starting in March 2021 (starting date flexible). The fellow will engage in translational work, clinical trials, and epidemiologic research. Stipend available. Past trainees have matched into top dermatology programs and averaged 10-20 publications. This is a very productive research group with > 70 publications in past 2 years. Opportunities to participate in review articles/original research before starting fellowship also possible as well as for exceptionally motivated individuals not taking a year off. Strong mentorship provided to trainees on dermatology residency application process.

Application process: Please email Dr. Kwatra at with CV and provide USMLE Step 1 score if available.

UC Irvine Dermatology Clinical Research Center – Medical Student Research Fellow

Description: Work at the UCI Dermatology Clinical Research Center for the upcoming academic year (someone who would like to take a year off between second and third or third and fourth year). Dr. Mesinkovska is a world renowned hair disorder specialist and very accomplished scientist. Fellows are able to work with her in clinic and interact with other residents and faculty as well. It is a really wonderful experience to be able to work and learn with Dr. Mesinkovska, publish manuscripts, present at conferences and help with the research studies.

Duration: 9-12 months
Deadline: rolling admission
To Apply: Please Send CV to

The UC Davis Department of Dermatology in Sacramento, CA is offering a 1-2 year clinical research fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Emanual Maverakis.

Description: Fellows will participate in a variety of clinical and translational research projects. Dr. Maverakis’s expertise is immune mediated skin diseases including scleroderma, autoimmune blistering diseases and psoriasis. Fellows will assist in managing the ongoing pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials in the Dermatology Clinical Trials Unit. Other responsibilities include participation in weekly dermatology clinics, Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds, writing manuscripts and presenting work at national conferences, submitting protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for review and managing a number of investigator-initiated clinical/translational research projects in conjunction with Dr. Maverakis’s basic science laboratory. The fellowship is designed for physicians who are planning to pursue dermatology residency training.

Eligibility: US Medical MD graduates who have completed at least 1 year of internship/residency training and have taken USMLE Step 3 in order to be eligible to apply for a California Medical License .
-PhD scientists (non-MD) and non-US medical graduates are not eligible to apply for this position.

Availability: Starting July 1, 2020 but date is flexible. Fellowship offers are generally made for 2 years.

Interested applicants should send their CV (including USMLE scores) to the email below. Please include in the subject line: “Dermatology Clinical Research Fellowship ”

Stephanie Le, MD
Department of Dermatology
University of California, Davis

The Department of Dermatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Research Fellowship

Description: This is a one to two-year position for a clinical research fellow within the department of dermatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The fellow will serve as a sub-investigator on sponsored and investigator-initiated trials, as well as attend clinic and didactic sessions. Duties will also include protocol development and manuscript writing, with the opportunity to develop your own project and attend academic conferences.

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed intern year or who have matched into a dermatology PGY2 position and have a year open. Pay is per NIH post-doctoral salary scale and benefits are included.

Primary faculty mentor is Dr. Kenneth Gordon.

Interested candidates should email their CV, a brief statement of interest, and contact information for 3 references or letters of recommendation to

USC Department of Dermatology Skin of Color and Pigmentary Disorders Research Fellowship

Mentor: Nada Elbuluk, MD, MSc
Number of positions: 1
Availability: Spring/Summer 2020 – Spring/Summer 2021
Duration: 10-12 months
Deadline: February 28, 2020
Interviews: March 2020
Decision about the positions: early April 2020

Dr. Nada Elbuluk, the Director of the Skin of Color and Pigmentary Disorders Program at USC as well as the Director of the Diversity and Inclusion Program at the Department of Dermatology at USC invites qualifying applicants to apply for this research fellowship. The research fellow will work on a variety of study types, which may include sponsored clinical trials, prospective and retrospective studies, case reports, literature reviews, and book chapters related to ethnic skin conditions and pigmentary disorders. The student will also have the opportunity to work with Dr. Elbuluk in clinic on a weekly basis (this requires special approval process for non-USC students) and coordinate the DermRISES Pipeline Initiative sponsored by the Dermatology Diversity and Inclusion Program.

Students who have completed up to their 3rd year of medical school as well as those who have completed intern year will be considered. Priority will be given to KSOM students completing the Dean’s Research Year. Applicants should send a letter of interest and CV to

Dermatology Research and Education Foundation
Mentor: Jashin J. Wu, M.D.
Number of positions: 3
Availability: June or July 2020
Duration: 12 months
Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
Interviews: Feb 20-28, 2020
Decision about the positions: Feb 28, 2020

Dermatology Research and Education Foundation seeks a medical student dermatology research volunteer for 12 months beginning in June or July 2020 under the direction of Jashin J. Wu, M.D.  Dr. Wu is Founder and Course Director of the San Diego Dermatology Symposium on May 29-31, 2020 and Founder and CEO of the Dermatology Research and Education Foundation.  In his 15 years of clinical practice, he has treated over 1500 psoriasis patients.  He is a Councilor for the International Psoriasis Council and former Medical Board member of the National Psoriasis Foundation.  He serves on the AAD/NPF psoriasis guidelines committee, which published a series of updated national psoriasis guidelines starting in April 2019.  He is co-editor for 6 textbooks about psoriasis.  He is associate editor for the upcoming 4th edition of Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy projected to publish in 2020.  He has written over 300 Pubmed articles, of which over 200 are about psoriasis.  He is Past President of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatological Society, Board Member of the California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery (CalDerm), and Board Member of the Pacific Dermatology Association.  Dr. Wu has given over 140 CME lectures at medical conferences and dermatology departments/divisions in 11 countries.The research student will have the opportunity to work on review articles where they can serve as first author as well as retrospective cohort studies.  It is a major priority that the research student will author at least 10 publications, which each of the prior or current 16 research students have accomplished.Two prior physician research fellows and 7 prior research students have matched into dermatology residencies, 5 prior research students are currently in the application process, and 4 research students are currently in the research fellowship.Only students who will have completed the 3rd year of medical school by the start of the research position are being considered at this time.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV with USMLE board Step 1 score, and medical school transcript to  No letters of recommendation and no hard copies, please.  Further info may be requested later.

University of South Florida Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
Number of positions: 1
Availability: July 1, 2021 – start date is flexible
Deadline: March 31, 2021
Duration: 2 year fellowship
Position title: Clinical research fellow
Description: The fellowship program has structured curriculum that includes online and live didactics for the fellow, participation in all of the academic activities of the Department of Dermatology, and a continuous evaluative process. The research fellow will learn to develop research protocols, identify funding opportunities, formulate grant applications, submit studies for IRB approval, and will participate in diverse clinical trials including inflammatory dermatoses, cutaneous lymphomas and inpatient dermatology. Graduates from US accredited medical schools that complete their internship year by July 1st, 2021 are eligible to apply.
Please send all resumes/CVs indicating interest to: April Manna, Administrative Specialist,

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston/UTHealth McGovern Medical School Department of Dermatology
**Position has been filled, will be available again for applications in 2021**
Adelaide A. Hebert, MDA position will be available starting July 1, 2021 as a clinical research fellow with Adelaide A. Hebert, MD at the University of Texas Medical School-Houston Department of Dermatology. This fellowship allows extensive immersion into clinical research (15 active trials, with more to begin) and strong instruction as to the administration of such projects. As Dr. Hebert is Board-certified in dermatology and pediatric dermatology, many of the trials are pediatric focused. Clinical trials encompass both pharmaceutical and investigator initiated trials. Interdisciplinary trials with Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology and Neurology also constitute part of the fellowship experience.The clinical research fellow will also have the opportunity to assist Dr. Hebert in her pediatric dermatology and other clinics and to round with her on the inpatient consult service. The fellow may also attend, as time allows, daily resident teaching conferences (dermatopathology, kodachrome, Grand Rounds, textbook, Dermatology- Rheumatology,etc.) and will have extensive interactions with the dermatology faculty and residents at both of the Houston Dermatology residency programs. This fellowship offers a strong teaching component in both clinical research and dermatology.As this is a clinical research fellowship, you must have an MD degree from a US Medical School, be eligible for a full Texas license and have completed an internship (PGY-1) in an AAMC approved training program in the United States. If interested, please forward a CV, letter of interest, USMLE Step scores for all exams taken to date.
Please send files to

National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) Psoriatic Disease Research Fellowships
Applications are now being accepted for National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) Psoriatic Disease Research Fellowships that support MDs or medical students for a mentored research year focused on psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.  They are one-year awards up to $50,000.  All interested applicants are encouraged to visit to learn more and apply.
Documents Attached:

Research Fellowship Position – Case Western University
Please contact: if interested.

The CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship:

One year fellowship in applied epidemiology for medical students.  Selected students will spend 10-12 months at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA.  Students will gain an in-depth understanding of applied epidemiology, the role of epidemiology in medicine, and the role of a physician in the public health system.

Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship for Medical Students:

The Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship (CRF) provides support for one year of full-time clinical research training. The main goal of the program is to encourage medical students to pursue careers in clinical research. Interested medical students must be willing to take a year out from school and conduct fellowship research and training at one of 12 hosting medical schools.

Sarnoff Fellowship Program:

The Sarnoff Fellowship Program offers medical students enrolled in accredited U.S. medical schools the opportunity to spend a year conducting intensive work in a biomedical research laboratory in the United States, other than the medical school in which they are enrolled.

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close