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Application Process


Mayo Clinic offers eight positions in dermatology residency training, including:

  • Five advanced clinical positions (PGY-2 through PGY-4).
  • Two categorical positions are automatically linked to a transitional year in Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic. Residents do not need to interview separately for this transitional year.
  • One research track position: This four-year program (after PGY-1) offers one additional year of training designed to prepare residents interested in pursuing an academic or research-based career.

If you are applying for the research track position, please email us directly to notify us of your interest. We will email you supplemental material relevant to the research track position prior to an interview date; so we can tailor your interview time. Please use the subject line: Interest in Mayo Clinic Dermatology Residency Research Track

How to apply

Applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Applications may be processed through your medical school dean's office. The application form and all supporting documentation must be submitted by November 1, 19 months before participants begin PGY2. The academic year begins in June.

Applicants do not need to apply separately to the Preliminary Internal Medicine Program to be eligible. There are, however, two separate codes to use when completing applications on ERAS.

Residents may apply to the specialty/advanced positions (PGY-2) and the categorical positions (PGY-1), as well as the research track, provided you have a real interest in pursuing this option. Only serious applicants for this position will be ranked. Also, simultaneously apply for a Preliminary Internal Medicine position to cover yourself if you match to the PGY-2 program.

  1. To apply to the program, visit:

    The application requires the following information:

    • Official medical school transcripts
    • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, LMCC, COMLEX, NBOME, FMGEMS, FLEX or NBME)
    • One dean's letter and at least two other letters of recommendation (preferably one from a dermatologist with whom you have worked)
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Personal statement (max 1 page or less)
    • A valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from medical school outside of the United States)
    • Copy of your medical school diploma (if you have graduated from medical school)
  2. Appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All candidates must register through the NRMP.

    To register, see:

  3. Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit Mayo Clinic for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted between December and January of each year prior to the match date.

    General information for interested applicants

    The Mayo Clinic Dermatology Residency Program seeks applicants with the following qualities and interests:

    • Enjoyment of clinical practice and patient care. Residents work hard and learn through patient-centered care.
    • Ability to flourish in a large group of residents.
    • An educational self-starter. Residents take an assertive role in their education. The curriculum is expansive. Many topics are covered in didactics, but personal learning time is imperative. Our curriculum encourages critical thinking and self-directed learning.
    • Desire to be involved in academic research or scholarly activities. Mayo offers tremendous resources for scholarly pursuit. We encourage all our residents to maximize these opportunities during their training.
    • Interest in service to the community. Residents are required to participate in the Service and Professionalism project, which promotes community awareness and professionalism training.
    • A commitment to working as part of the bigger Mayo family. Residents interact closely with one another and collaborate with staff and residents across many disciplines. Applicants with excellent team work skills are a good match for the Mayo environment.
  4. Research track applicants (see instructions above)
  • Oct 31, 2012
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