Residency Programs



Dermatology residents have multiple opportunities to discuss patient problems in detail at the following conferences:

Cleveland Dermatologic Society: The society holds quarterly meetings which draw approximately 200 community dermatologists, faculty, and residents from three academic teaching hospitals in the city. During these half-day meetings, patients are presented and discussed in detail by the residents from one of the three training programs in the city, or by community-based dermatologists. Guest speakers are also invited to provide presentations.

Citywide Grand Rounds: Grand Rounds are held every Thursday morning. Twice a month the conference is held at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, once a month at Metro Health Medical Center and once a month at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Didactic Conferences: Didactic sessions addressing a wide variety of clinical topics are presented, including, but not limited to: dermatologic surgery, skin cancer, laser surgery, photosensitivity diseases, contact dermatitis, pediatric dermatology, cutaneous mycology, syphilology, parasitology, skin manifestations of HIV infection, and radiation therapy. Basic science didactic sessions include, among other topics, the structure and function of skin, immunodermatology, bullous diseases, and cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. A comprehensive dermatopathology course is covered in regularly scheduled didactic sessions with one scheduled hour of faculty teaching in dermatopathology each week.

Faculty/Trainee Research Conference: Each month, a faculty member or a post-doctoral trainee will present research being conducted in the laboratory.

Visiting Professors Program: Nationally and internationally prominent dermatologists and cutaneous biologists are invited to spend one to two days in the Dermatology Department's Skin Disease Research Center. Pertinent clinical and research topics are presented to gain a better understanding of the cause and treatment of skin diseases. The Visiting Professors Program is jointly sponsored by the department, the Murdough Family Center for Psoriasis and the Skin Diseases Research Center.

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First Year

  • Nine months of outpatient clinics at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UHCMC), and the Veteran Affairs (VA) Medical Center
  • Two months of hospital consults at UHCMC (1) and the VA (1)
  • One month of dermatopathology at UHCMC

Second Year

  • Five months of outpatient clinics at UHCMC and the VA
  • Two months of consults at UHCMC and the VA,
  • One month of dermatopathology
  • Two months of research time, subject to Research Committee approval
  • Two months of dermatologic surgery

Third Year

  • Six months of outpatient clinics at UHCMC and the VA
  • Two months of consults at UHRMC
  • Two months of dermatopathology
  • Two months of dermatologic surgery

During consult months, residents see all inpatient and emergency department consults. The resident is also responsible for all patients admitted to the dermatology service.

Residents divide twelve months of "first call" equally beginning September of their first year. Third-year residents act as "second call" to back up the on-call resident. Call is taken from home.

The rotation schedule is subject to change on an annual basis, or upon programmatic needs.

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Stipend Information July 1, 2016

  • PGYII (First Year): $56,000
  • PGY III (Second Year): $57,835
  • PGY IV (Third-Year): $60,250
  • PGY V (Fourth/Academic Track-Year): $62,200

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Residency Application Process

Allopathic Students/Applicants:
Applications to our residency program must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). For more detailed information on how to apply, contact your Dean's Office (U.S. medical school graduates), the CARMS (Canadian medical school graduates), or theECFMG (foreign medical school graduates). Your completed ERAS application should include the following:

Applications for the 2019 match (advanced positions to begin July 1, 2020) must be submitted by September 30, 2018. Applicants invited for an interview will be notified via email. We plan to interview candidates in January, 2019.  Final selections are made through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

Please make sure you are registered with the NRMP in order to participate in the match.

Please indicate if you are interested in pursuing the four-year academic track program for physician investigator training by emailing us at

Osteopathic Students:
Applications to our Osteopathic Track with ACGME-accredited residency program must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). The resident Osteopathic Track is linked to the UH Richmond Internship, which is specifically designed to provide dermatology-relevant rotations and training in complementary specialties.  Please check with us for the proper program numbers to apply for interviews and list in the match. 

If you have taken both USMLE and COMLEX, please submit

  • Completed ERAS Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement, please include reason why you want to train at University Hospitals
  • Dean's letter
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Results of all USMLE Examination Scores
  • At least three letters of recommendation from physicians in support of your application to the program

In addition to items requested in the ERAS application shown above, please include the additional information listed below:

1. Acting Internships in Dermatology, rotation sites and attending physicians

2. Number of weeks Acting Internship, sites and attending physicians

3. Number of months Audition Electives

Please note, we place higher value on a balanced and challenging medical/surgical elective curriculum, as opposed to a curriculum that is overly represented with dermatology electives.

The deadline for application submission is September 1, 2018.

Applicants invited for an interview will be notified via email. We plan to contact interview candidates beginning in November, 2018 for interviews in early December, 2018.

Any questions regarding the application process to either program should be directed to:

Kristina Myers
Residency Program Coordinator
11100 Euclid Avenue
Lakeside 3500
Cleveland, OH 44106-5028
Phone: (216)844-5794
Fax: (216) 844-8993