Virtual Meet and Greets

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:

Statement on Interview Process 2020-21

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.

2020-2021 Application Cycle Spreadsheet

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

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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!

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Program

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

Dates: Wednesday, September 9th 2020 from 8-9 pm EST
             Thursday, September 10th 2020 from 8-9 pm EST


Duke University

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.


Emory University

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: 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)

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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



Henry Ford Dermatology

An informational session about the Henry Ford Dermatology residency program will take place in August and September. This event is reserved for the rising M4s and research fellows submitting applications for the 2020-2021 interview cycle. Each panel will feature current faculty, residents and alumni from each region of the US to answer your questions! Please register here. If you have additional questions, please email Lauren Seale, PGY3, at



Indiana University

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. For more information, visit the program website 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.

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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.

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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 ( 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.

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Northwestern University

Northwestern Dermatology invites you to attend a virtual information session on our residency training programs. To register, please visit:

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.

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Stanford University

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 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: 


Thomas Jefferson University

Save the date for Jefferson Dermatology’s virtual meet and greet session on September 9th at 5:30PM EST! Please email for pre-registration. 

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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  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:

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!

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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:

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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.

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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 Here is the link to the meeting!

Date/time: Monday, October 19, 2020 8:00 pm EST

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University of Florida

University of Florida will host two sessions for the prospective applicants!

  1. Virtual Open House: September 23rd 2020 at 6:30 PM EST. This will be an informational session with faculty and residents. Registration Link:

Invite Link:

  1. 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:

Invite Link:

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University of Louisville 

University of Louisville Division of Dermatology invites prospective applicants to join the Virtual Meet and Greet sessions. Register here, and check out the link to their webpage.

Dates: Wednesday, September 23, at 7:00 PM EST

Thursday, October 8, at 7:00 PM EST

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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  Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with the link for the meeting.

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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!

Date: Oct 13, 2020 08:00 PM EST


University of Texas at Austin

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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!

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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:

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University of Washington

University of Washington Dermatology is having a series of virtual open houses this year to help derm-interested M4s get to know UW a bit better in advance of the formal application and interview season. No registration is required. For more information, please refer to

Date/time: August 18th, 5:30pm PST

September 19th, 10am PST

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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 for 9/30 or for 10/7.

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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

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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!

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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

Dates: Thursday, September 24th 6:30 PM EST

Thursday, October 8th 6:30 PM EST

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