A group of dermatology residency program directors have issued a statement regarding the upcoming residency application cycle and the continuing changes and uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the Statement


Dermatology Resident Perspectives

Meet some of our dermatology residents and listen as they discuss their experiences while training at Wake Forest Baptist Health.

The Dermatology Residency program of the Department of Dermatology at Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is one of the premier dermatology training programs in the country. The strength of the program is a testimony to the quality of our faculty and their commitment to graduate medical education, serving the tradition of excellence established by our founding chair, Dr. Joseph Jorizzo, over 30 years ago.

Residents at the School of Medicine and Medical Center receive top-notch educational experiences in general medical dermatology, along with specialized training in:

  • Complex medical dermatology
  • Phototherapy
  • Cutaneous oncology
  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • Contact and occupational dermatology
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Inpatient and consultative dermatology
  • Procedural dermatology, including Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Dermatopathology

Residents are also exposed to the scientific underpinnings of dermatology through an innovative basic science curriculum. In addition, residents assume increasing responsibilities during the course of their training through clinical dermatology, research and the teaching of medical students. This dynamic program offers residents the singular opportunity to take part in its growth and evolution.

Why Train at Wake Forest?

We offer a superior level of training, in part by keeping the full-time faculty-to-resident ratio at nearly 1:1. Each resident receives considerable individual attention from each of the faculty. We are committed to providing the highest level of educational experiences as set forth by the American Board of Dermatology and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Residency Information Meeting 

Join Chair Amy McMichael, MD and Program Director Maria Mariencheck, MD, PhD along with some of our faculty and residents in an informal virtual meeting to learn more about the Dermatology Residency Program.

When: September 22nd
Time: 8 pm EST

Register Today

If you have any quesitons please email WFDermatology@wakehealth.edu.

Information for the 2020-2021 application cycle

This year, our interviews will be conducted virtually via the Webex platform on Saturday, January 9, 2021, and Friday, January 15, 2021. 

We will be participating in the Dermatology coordinated interview invite release date. We will release our first round of interview invitations between November 24 - 9:00 am EST and November 25 - 9:00 pm EST, and open interview scheduling on November 30 at 10:00 am eastern. We may release a second round of invitations December 2 after 5:00 pm EST. 

We will interview approximately 50 applicants to select a class of 4 residents. The Wake Forest Dermatology Residency Program evaluates each application individually, and every application is discussed in our admissions committee without any preselection criteria. We conduct an additional review by our Chair or Program Director of any underrepresented in Medicine (UIM) applicant. 

Program Goals

The overarching goals of our residency program are to:

  • Provide residents with a comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiology of skin diseases for the practice of dermatology
  • Produce competent dermatologists who are socially and ethically concerned physicians
  • Meet and exceed the competencies as established by the ACGME
  • Train physicians who will be well equipped to assume positions of leadership in both clinical and academic dermatology

This is accomplished through the development of clinical knowledge and the acquisition of judgment in medical and procedural dermatology. The methods for reaching this objective are supervised patient management, surgeries, lectures, teaching rounds, and the development of individualized programs of reading and self-education.