COVID-19 has been a challenging time for medical students preparing their applications for residency. Please refer to this page for updated information on virtual informative sessions and away programs.
The APD on the Shifting Landscape of the 2020-21 Dermatology Application Cycle in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Click to watch the latest webinar on Virtual Interview Advice jointly hosted by the Association of Professors of Dermatology (APD) and DIGA on 11/30/20. It features advice from panelists on interview preparation, post-interview tips, and how to demonstrate interest in programs.
In October 2020, the Association of Professors of Dermatology Program Director Task Force published an important statement on the interview process during this cycle. Please read the full statement:
The APD also welcomes students to view the spreadsheet that shares information about dermatology residency programs for the upcoming 2020-2021 application cycle. It includes multiple tabs that share program contact information, interview dates, meet & greet dates, and information about virtual electives. Please check back as the application deadline nears as additional information will be added by programs as it becomes available.
In July, the APD and DIGA jointly hosted a webinar on the shifting landscape of this year’s match cycle. The recording can be access via YouTube. Additionally, please take this survey from the APD on transparency in the Dermatology Residency application process – the results will be used to make guidelines presented to all program directors. In September 2020, APD published a statement on the use of tokens, also known as preference signaling, during this application cycle. You can read the full Statement on Preference Signaling September 2020
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine Dermatology Residency Program invites you to their Virtual Meet and Greet sessions. Join to learn more about the program and meet their faculty as well as residents!
Dates: September 26th, 2020 1:30 PM CDT – Register link
October 1st, 2020 5:30 PM CDT – Register link
Baylor Scott & White
Baylor Scott & White Dermatology is hosting virtual meet and greet session during the Texas Derm Society Meeting. Meet the faculty and residents on September 26th at 9:00 AM CST!
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock program will be offering 2 informational sessions on the program. The format includes program overview by residents, faculty discussion on the interests/program followed by Q&A session. The hope is for these sessions to be informative about our unique program, provide insight about the specialty clinics and training we provide and what it’s like to be a resident here. Use this link for Zoom session. For more info, visit https://gme.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/dermatology.html
Dates: Wednesday, September 9th 2020 from 8-9 pm EST
Thursday, September 10th 2020 from 8-9 pm EST
Join the Dermatology Residency Program information session on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:30PM EST. Advance registration is required. Include your questions about our program with your registration! Check out their page to sign up and for more information. https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkcOCtpzorHtbMG3mmKpLnasrCuTyX8TzR
Emory Department of Dermatology will be hosting virtual open house sessions to allow applicants learn more about their program as well as residents and faculty. These sessions will be a webinar format where you can see the panel of residents or faculty presenting and interact with panelists via Q&A chat function. Pre-registration is required: https://dermatology.emory.edu/residency/news-virtual-events.html. Click here to submit questions or topics to the panelists.
Date: September 24th, 2020 8:00 PM EST (Faculty & resident panel)
September 29th, 2020 8:00 PM EST (Resident panel)
George Washington University
To address the unique challenges facing the 2020-2021 residency applicant pool, GW is hosting a live residency program overview to meet some of the GW Dermatology faculty and residents, and get your answers virtually next month! Please send your questions in advance to Program Coordinator Kayleigh Hausmann at firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry Ford Dermatology
Indiana University will be hosting three virtual meet and greets for prospective dermatology applicants. Please join us to meet our Program Director, Dr. Nidhi Avashia-Khemka, and our Associate Program Directors Dr. Anita Haggstrom, and Dr. Jay Wolverton. Please go to the following link to register for an upcoming meeting.
https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqd-itqDwoHNELwtT-GagdtkNIqbZB2K1_ For more information, visit the program website https://medicine.iu.edu/dermatology/education and indiana flyer.
Dates: September 3, 2020 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST
September 8 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Please join the virtual Open House session showcasing the Dermatology Residency Program at the Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center. Please register here. Space is limited to the first 20 participants.
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Mayo Clinic Dermatology Residency Program in Arizona will be hosting virtual Open House session on September 24th at 4 PM MST. Please register here! Refer to the attached flyer for more information.
Medical University of South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina invites you to join their virtual Q&A session to meet the residents. They will be in attendance to answer questions about the program and to share why they chose the program. Please send any questions to Residency Coordinator Mark Lynch (email@example.com) prior to the meeting. Join here or meeting ID 925 6311 2547 and password 785653.
Date: September 21st, 2020 at 10:45 AM EST
New York Medical College/Metropolitan
NYMC/Metropolitan will be hosting a virtual Open House session for applicants to learn more about and connect with the residency program. Pre-registration is required here.
Northwestern Dermatology invites you to attend a virtual information session on our residency training programs. To register, please visit: bit.ly/northwesternderm
Dates: Monday, August 31, 2020 at 7 PM CST
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 6 PM CST
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 8 PM CST
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7:30 PM CST (this will be a research-focused session for applicants with a dedicated career interest in performing full-time research)
Oregon Health & Science University
OHSU Department of Dermatology is hosting four virtual meet and greets for prospective dermatology applicants. Please join and meet the Program Director, Dr. Nicole Fett, the Program Coordinator, Sarah Wilkinson, as well as residents and faculty in the department. Click HERE for Log In Link
Date/time: August 13th 12-1pm PST
September 24th 5-6pm PST
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University Department of Dermatology Residency Program is hosting two dates for a virtual Meet and Greet: Saturday, September 19th at 10:00am CST and Thursday, September 24th at 6:30pm CST. Register here for the first or the second session.
Stanford Dermatology Residency Program invites you to join us for a Virtual Information Session on Tuesday October 6th, 2020 at 5:30 PM PST! It will be a pre-recorded informational session with live Q&A. Please pre-register at https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FZ4zTmo1QmW8beztByGW0Q. In respect for applicants’ time, this session is only informational and attendance (or lack of attendance) at this session will not be a factor in the residency selection process. You may also learn about the program: http://med.stanford.edu/dermatology/Education/education.html
Thomas Jefferson University
Save the date for Jefferson Dermatology’s virtual meet and greet session on September 9th at 5:30PM EST! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for pre-registration.
University of Chicago
The University of Chicago Dermatology Residency Program invites you to join us for a chance to learn more about our program and to ask us questions. You have two options for this virtual event: Wednesday, September 23 7:30-8:30pm CT OR Tuesday, October 13, 7:30-8:30pm CT. If you wish to attend, please contact Michelle Rickard, Education Coordinator, at email@example.com It is important that you let her know which date you would like to attend. You will receive a follow up invitation that includes the Zoom link.
University of California Davis
University of California Davis Department of Dermatology is hosting a virtual session for interested applicants. Please register for this event at: http://bit.ly/UCDavisVirtualSession
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm PST
– Brief presentations by key faculty introducing important aspects of the UC Davis Dermatology Residency
– Small group sessions with faculty and residents to learn more about our program
– Bring your questions!
University of California Los Angeles
The UCLA Dermatology Residency Program is holding a Virtual Open House on October 20th at 5:30pm PST. Please register here!
University of California San Diego
Save the dates! Please join our program director, attendings, and residents for a virtual information
session to learn more about our dermatology residency program. Register at: https://bit.ly/30JdLtp
University of California San Francisco
Meet the UCSF Dermatology Residency Program Director Dr. Erin Mathes and Associate Program Director Dr. Mandy Twigg along with other faculty and residents to learn more about their program.
University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati Medical Center Dermatology Residency Training Program is hosting a virtual open house to allow applicants to learn more about their program. Submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is the link to the meeting!
Date/time: Monday, October 19, 2020 8:00 pm EST
University of Florida
University of Florida will host two sessions for the prospective applicants!
- Virtual Open House: September 23rd 2020 at 6:30 PM EST. This will be an informational session with faculty and residents. Registration Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvd-qoqDMuHdeLuXc9FebnYifV1JCvG4en
Invite Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/95203068473
- Dermatology Residency Meet and Greet with Residents: September 23rd 2020 at 7:30 PM EST. This session will ONLY be with residents for participants to ask questions in breakout rooms. Registration Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqce2oqzMqHtGN0ZYD1nitzy5CKWdUQIOb
Invite Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/97764058045
University of Louisville
Dates: Wednesday, September 23, at 7:00 PM EST
Thursday, October 8, at 7:00 PM EST
University of Miami
University of Miami Dr. Phillip Frost Dermatology will be hosting a virtual open house on Wednesday, September 30 at 6pm. The program invites all applicants to meet our chairman, program directors, faculty and learn more about the residency program! To join, please register at https://miami.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8hqqT9juRjiqbOse3n1DWA. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with the link for the meeting.
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Department of Dermatology hosted a virtual session along with Internal Medicine Department on this year’s application cycle. The event has passed, but the recording can be accessed here. Derm program seminar is happening Tuesday, August 25th at 7:30 p.m. CST. The link to register is:
University of New Mexico Dermatology Program
University of New Mexico Dermatology Program is hosting Virtual Open Houses for prospective dermatology residents, where you can meet the Program Director, Dr. Emily Altman, and Program Coordinator, Kathy Freise, as well as faculty and residents. Register here.
Date/time: August 25th, 2020 7pm MST
August 29th, 2020 10am
September 16th, 2020 7pm
October 6th, 2020 7pm
University of Pennsylvania
Join the UPenn meet and greet session to meet the faculty and residents and to learn more about their program! https://zoom.us/j/93089802352?pwd=SEJzTytEZHpieGVlcU91UERnNEtxdz09
Date: Oct 13, 2020 08:00 PM EST
University of Texas at Austin
Click here to register
University of Utah
University of Utah is giving you the opportunity to get to know and connect with them with a virtual meet and greet! Attend these virtual sessions to learn from current residents and faculty members about the interview process, life at University of Utah Health, and much more!
University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee Health Science Center will be hosting two virtual open houses on October 6th and 20th at 8pm CST. The information on how to register can be found on the website: https://www.uthsc.edu/dermatology/
University of Washington
Date/time: August 18th, 5:30pm PST
September 19th, 10am PST
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Join Virtual Open House sessions hosted by Vanderbilt University Department of Dermatology. Please register here!
Dates: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 @ 5:30 PM (CST)
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 @ 5:30 PM (CST)
Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU Dermatology Program is hosting Meet and Greet sessions on following dates. Please join in to meet Chair, Dr. Lydia Johnson, Program Director, Dr. Kimberly Salkey, and other faculty and residents and to learn more about the program. Register https://vcuhealth.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsdeiurz4oEtyPBGijz2AgMyytQQ9QUS-W for 9/30 or https://vcuhealth.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrd-qsqT0tEtCfEmw0FUH8i4_YSxMT8v5Z for 10/7.
Wayne State University
Wayne State invites you to join their leadership, faculty and residents to share their mission of diversity, inclusion and equity in dermatology education. This is an amazing opportunity for applicants with background of underrepresented in medicine.
Date/time: Monday, October 19, 2020 8:00pm EST
Weill Cornell Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine Dermatology Residency Program will be holding a virtual informational session on Wednesday September 30th at 6pm EST. Register here!
Wright State University
Wright State University Dermatology Program will be hosting virtual information sessions. Join to learn more about the residency training program from the faculty and residents! Register at http://wright.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0AjrArwNqmBI5vL
Dates: Thursday, September 24th 6:30 PM EST
Thursday, October 8th 6:30 PM EST