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Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the Dermatology Residency Program at UTMB. We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) described below. Each applicant must apply with his or her school of graduation. Foreign medical students will need to contact the ECFMG at (215) 386-5900 or www.ECFMG.org. Please request that the National Board of Medical Examiners supply ERAS with an official USMLE transcript so that we may receive your board scores. Our program is approved by the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Dermatology and the American Board of Dermatology for three years of training.

We accept four new residents each year. Trainees are selected by a Residency Selection Committee consisting of our faculty and resident staff. Selections are based on past academic performance, recommendations and assessments by the committee members during a personal interview. We appoint our residents through the National Residency Matching program "Advance Placement for Students" option.

Under the advanced placement for student option, rankings are submitted by the applicant and the institution following the same schedule utilized by the National Residency Matching Program for PGY-1 training positions. Applicants match into both PGY-1 and PGY-2 positions at the same time. Although this option provides a distinct advantage for students applying for both PGY-1 and PGY-2 positions, it does not prevent us from accepting applicants for PGY-2 positions who have already completed their initial year of training. Applications for our first-year residency program must be submitted by November 1, 2014. For additional information, contact Kimberly Cooper via email at kjcooper@utmb.edu. Invitations for interviews will be sent to selected candidates in December. Interviews will be completed by the end of February 2015.

To obtain more information and an application form, visit the ERAS (electronic residency application service) Web Site at http://www.aamc.org/eras.

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