Dermatology Residency

Dermatology Residency

The University of California San Diego Department of Dermatology Residency Training Program is an ACGME accredited three-year training program that is designed to provide outstanding training in dermatology. The residency allows our residents to achieve program goals with extensive clinical experience and a degree of flexibility to focus and develop specific areas of interest.


  1. To train well-rounded clinicians through didactic and clinical exposure
  2. To cultivate dermatologists who will contribute to the specialty in a meaningful way through scholarship, leadership, and service
  3. To provide opportunities to expand culture competence and train socially responsible physicians
  4. To promote and protect the wellness of the dermatology residency program by optimizing the core values of well-being

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Our program can accept applicants who have completed another residency program or are board certified in another specialty.

The UCSD Dermatology Residency does accept applications from international medical graduates. Please visit the UCSD Graduate Medical Education site for International Medical School Graduates for more information, including requirements for pursuing postgraduate medical education at UCSD:

How To Apply:

Please note that we participate in the ERAS program. Completed applications will be accepted only in this format and are due no later than: Thursday, October 22, 2020 8am PT.

Interested applicant should submit the following:

  • Medical School Transcript
  • Dean's Letter
  • Personal Statement (preferably one page)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • At least three Letters of Recommendation (We will accept up to four.)
  • USMLE Scores
    • USMLE Step I score is required
    • USMLE Step II (both CS and CK) must be completed well before the start of residency. A Step II score is not necessary to be interviewed.
    • USMLE Step III score is not required for residency application but MUST be taken during PGY-1 intern year. Your scores do not have to be in by start of residency but Step III exam MUST be completed before start of PGY-2 residency year.

Please note that UCSD Dermatology receives over 500 applications each year and is typically only able to offer around 40 interviews. Due to this, we are unable to offer interviews to many exceptionally qualified and impressive candidates.

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    Sep 10, 2020

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    La Jolla, California

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