Dermatology Residency Application Process

The Dermatology Residency program at the Wake Forest School of Medicine is a three-year advanced training program. Appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) beginning at PGY-2 only.

Prior to appointment in the program, residents must have successfully completed a broad-based clinical year (PGY-1) in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited emergency medicine, family medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics or transitional year program.

All faculty and current residents play an active role in the selection of new residents. We seek candidates who are very competitive academically and highly self-motivated. The candidates we select are physicians who are truly committed to the attainment of leadership positions in dermatology through an academic career or outstanding clinical practice.

Application Process

Applicants interested in pursing the Dermatology Residency program must submit an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and register through NRMP.

Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by email of available dates. 


October 30, 2020

Submitting an Application

  1. Complete your application through ERAS
  2. Register with the NRMP

Required Documents

As part of the ERAS process, prospective fellows will need to submit the following documentation:

  • Completed ERAS application
  • Copy of scores from medical licensing exams taken to date (preferably USMLE)
  • MSPE uploaded by their school's Deans Office
  • Medical School Transcript
  • ECFMG Certification (Foreign Medical School graduates only)
  • Personal statement or letter of interest explaining career choice and goals
  • Three letters of recommendation to be addressed to the program director
  • Current photograph (Preferred but not required)


Invitations for interviews will be sent by email on a rolling basis. Invited applicants will be notified of the availability of interview dates.

A typical interview day lasts from 7:30 am to 3 pm on a Saturday and includes:

  • an introduction to the program from the residency program director
  • individual interviews with our faculty
  • a tour of the department and Winston-Salem
  • an informal lunch with current residents

Interviews will be held at our main clinic at 4618 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

In addition, an informal dinner event will be hosted by our dermatology residents the evening prior to interviews.

Foreign Medical Graduates

Foreign medical graduates need to obtain a J-1 visa to be considered for training at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.


There are several options for flying into the Winston-Salem, NC area:

  • The Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) located in Greensboro, NC is less than 30 minutes away from Winston-Salem.
  • The Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is approximately 1 and 1/2 hours away from Winston-Salem.
  • The Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is approximately 2 hours away from Winston-Salem.

Wake Forest School of Medicine is committed to abide by all local, state and national laws, and to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, or sex (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or statutory requirement).