The Yale Dermatology Residency Program is one of the most competitive in the United States and attracts a richly diverse group of bright, talented applicants. Dermatology residents are immersed in a comprehensive curriculum featuring rotations, dermatology electives, opportunities to participate in dermatologic research at the highest level, as well as a variety of didactic conferences and meetings.
- Conferences & Meetings
- Current Residents
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 40-45 candidates will be invited to interview.
Interviews are by invitation only and generally occur in November, December, or January. There are 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 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