Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery

Applying for Residency

All applicants for a dermatology residency at USF must be registered with the National Residency Match Program Applications are only accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). DO NOT send us paper copies of manuscripts. Further information on ERAS can be found at

You will be applying for a PGY-2 position to begin in July 2014. We will no longer offer the preliminary year in Internal Medicine and will be listed in ERAS as an Advanced program.

ERAS Application Deadline: November 1


  • USMLE Step 1 must be completed before applying; Step 2 (or equivalent) must be completed before entering residency training. D.O. applicants must also have taken the USMLE exams to apply.
  • Minimum of three letters of reference, prefer one or more from a dermatologist including your program director. No set maximum.
  • Personal Statement. (Not a definition of dermatology. Include a brief statement on why you chose the specialty, personal characteristics, your career aspirations, what you are looking for in a training program, anything specific about yourself that doesn't fit elsewhere in the ERAS application.)
  • Students are encouraged to sign up for a rotation with us


  • All interviews are conducted the second Monday of January. There are no exceptions. Those selected for an interview will be notified by mid-December.