Frequently Asked Questions: Applying for Dermatology positions

When is the application due date?
Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. central time on Friday, October 16th. We will be filling 5 Dermatology PGY-2 positions to commence July 1, 2017.
Will you have any PGY-2 positions available for July 1, 2016?
Is there a USMLE score cut-off?
The most competitive applicants will be invited to interview. Virtually all applicants offered an interview will have scores above 225.
What visas do you accept?
We only accept J-1 visas.
How many letters of recommendation are required?
Our program requires that you have 3 letters of recommendation in addition to the dean’s letter.
Who should I get letters of recommendation from?
Try to get letters from dermatologists. Letters from academic dermatologists are highly desired.
Do you restrict applicants that have already completed a residency?
No- we will consider all applications.
Do you accept foreign medical graduates that have not had clinical experience in the US?
No. Foreign medical graduates must be ECFMG certified to be considered.
How much research experience is required to apply?
We do not require any research experience but it is desirable.
Are USMLE Step 2 CK and or CS required prior to an invitation to interview or prior to the match list submission date?
USMLE Step 1 is required upon application. USMLE Step 2 CK and or CS scores are not required to interview.