Dermatology Residency Program

Application Process

The Residency Training Program of the Department of Dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine is an ACGME-accredited 3-year program. To enter the program, candidates must have passed USMLE Step 2-CS (Clinical Skills) and Step 3 and completed 1 year of graduate medical training (PGY-1).  Each year, over 400 applications are submitted to the Yale Dermatology Residency Program; and about 30-40 candidates will be invited to interview. Interviews are by invitation only and occur in December and January. Typically, there are 3 to 4 positions to be filled annually. Preliminary positions are not available. All applications must be submitted electronically through The Electronic Residency Application Service [ERAS] ( All positions are filled through the National Residency Match Program [NRMP] ( Please contact the Dean's Office at your medical school regarding the registration process for both ERAS and NRMP.

The deadline for submission of applications is October 15th.

The following information must be submitted with your ERAS application:

  • Medical school transcript,
  • Medical student performance evaluation (MSPE),
  • USMLE certified transcript of scores,
  • 3 letters of recommendation,
  • CV and personal statement.

US medical school graduates who have previously completed an ACGME-accredited residency program in the United States are eligible to apply.  Foreign medical school graduates must have completed one year of post-graduate medical training in the United States in an ACGME-accredited program and must possess a US Permanent Resident Card or J-1 Visa to be eligible to apply. To view detailed information regarding the Yale Dermatology Residency Training Program, please go to the FREIDA Online/AMA web site to create your free user account:

Questions regarding the application process may be directed to:

Ms. Lisa Rao
Dermatology Residency Program
Department of Dermatology
Yale School of Medicine
333 Cedar Street, P.O. Box 208059
New Haven, CT 06520-8059