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Residency Program

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.

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.


All applications are through The Electronic Residency Application Service ERAS, and all positions are filled through the National Residency Match Program.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is October 1.

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
Phone: 203-785-4092