Response to COVID-19

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.

Webinar with APD on the Shifting Landscape of the 2020-21 Dermatology Application Cycle in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic

On July 22nd, the Association of Professors of Dermatology (APD) and the Dermatology Interest Group Association (DIGA) jointly hosted a webinar to offer insight into maximizing opportunities to enhance dermatology applications during the shifting landscape of this year’s match cycle. This session has been recorded. 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:

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Virtual Dermatology Externship at University of Miami

University of Miami Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology will be offering a novel virtual elective that will advance our mission to deliver SUPERB dermatology education. In this 4-week virtual elective, you will be exposed to various areas of dermatology and our teaching faculty.  Education will be administered through both pre-recorded and live video sessions. You will be provided a rigorous education in dermatology that will prepare you not only for your future training, but also will give you a great opportunity to learn about our dermatology program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. For more information, please refer to this page.

4-week Virtual Advanced Dermatology Curriculum at the Medical College of Wisconsin

At the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), we have approval for a 4 week virtual “Advanced Dermatology” curriculum that will be Pass/Fail.  We will be welcoming M4 students planning to going into Dermatology to apply through VSAS. This will be a small rotation with up to 4 students per block. A prerequisite will be a previous Dermatology rotation. Please sure with interested students. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Dr. Steve Humphrey at
We are finalizing the course, but it will consist of the following:
-self-guided learning modules
-derm path teaching/signout daily
-resident morning conference
-weekly resident-led lectures
-case-based discussions with faculty
-review paper/project
-we are also hoping to offer some teledermatology experience through video visits, depending on feasibility and faculty scheduling.

Date/time: July 27-August 23, 2020

August 24-September 18, 2020

September 21-October 18, 2020

October 19-November 15, 2020

Virtual Dermatology Experience at Penn State Health

This experience has been created for those students who are unable to attend a clinical-
elective due to COVID-19 restrictions and are interested in applying to our residency during the upcoming 2020-2021 cycle. This experience is not for academic credit or meant to replace a clinical Dermatology elective. If you are interested in this experience, please contact our program coordinator Kelly Friedman Please refer to the attachment for more information.

Penn State Health Virtual Dermatology Experience

2-week Virtual Dermatology Program with University of New Mexico Dermatology

The University of New Mexico Department of Dermatology is accepting applications for a 2-week virtual dermatology experience in the fall. This experience is free and is not being offered for credit. The program requires a commitment of approximately one hour per day for two weeks and will be conducted via Zoom. Additional activities and access to didactics are also included. Due to space limitations and to allow optimal interaction and participation, they are hosting a maximum of 6 students per two week session. Please forward any questions to Kathy Freise, Program Coordinator, and/or John Durkin, MD FAAD, Director of UNM Dermatology Medical Education

Date/time: September 14-25, 2020

September 28-October 9th, 2020

UNM Virtual Dermatology Experience

Virtual Meet and Greet Sessions with faculty at OHSU Dermatology

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.

Date/time: August 13th 12-1pm PST.

September 24th 5-6pm PST.

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Henry Ford Dermatology Virtual Info Session

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


Virtual Open House with UW Dermatology Residency Program

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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