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. 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

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Research Forums

Available Research Fellowships

 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.

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

Boston University Medical Center – Cutaneous Oncology Program

The Cutaneous Oncology Program at Boston University Medical Center is currently accepting applications for a one-year Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship starting July 2020. Fellows will receive training in the multidisciplinary management of patients with cutaneous lymphoma, melanoma, nonmelanoma skin cancers, and pigmented lesions using such treatment modalities as targeted therapy, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, extracorporeal photopheresis, and phototherapy. Fellows will be actively involved in conducting clinical trials and are expected to present their work at regional and national meetings and to publish their findings where appropriate. In addition, fellows will be participating in General Dermatology clinics.

The prerequisites are as follows:

  • Recent graduates from U.S. accredited medical schools who must have completed a U.S internship; applicants who have matched into dermatology (PGY-2 beginning July 2021) and have a year open between completion of their internship and starting their PGY-2 year; applicants who have completed their dermatology residency and are looking to advance their experience in cutaneous oncology.
  • USMLE transcript(Step1, Step2CS, and Step2CK)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation from your recent job
  • CVFor more information, please see our website at: programs overview/fellowships/skin-oncology/Candidates should send a statement of career goals, their CV and contact information for two current supervisors who can provide letters of recommendation to Dermatology training experience is required. The deadline for application is December 31, 2019.

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

Description: A one to two year position is available 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 dermatology PGY2 2020 and have a year open. Pay is per NIH post-doctoral salary scale and benefits are included.

Primary faculty mentor is Dr. Ken Gordon.

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

Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine is a student-led, Pubmed-indexed, peer-reviewed journal focusing on the fields of biology and medicine. Our March 2020 issue on Skin is collating a database of reviewers in the field of dermatology. We ask that those interested be willing to commit to a review time-window of two weeks in late December to let us know by filling out this short Google Form ( by November 8th, 2019. Please e-mail Deputy Editors of the issue, Halbert Bai ( and Connor Graham ( if you have any questions.

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.
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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.

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