Department of Dermatology

Application and Interview 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 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 six 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 "Advanced 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 October 31, 2024. For additional information, contact Sarah Zarazua via email at Invitations for interviews will be sent to selected candidates in December. Interviews will be completed by mid-February 2025.

To obtain more information and an application form, visit the ERAS (electronic residency application service) Web Site at