International Dermatology Fellowship Application Process

Applicants for both the six-month and the one-year International Dermatology Fellowship programs must:

  • Be non-U.S. medical school graduates trained in a dermatology residency or who have recently completed a residency in dermatology and are interested in expanding their knowledge in clinical dermatology and clinical dermatological research and applying this knowledge in their countries. Our ideal candidate is a dermatologist from an academic institution who will return to work in academics in their country of origin.
  • Be proficient in both verbal and written English.

Applicants are responsible for securing all necessary visas and documentation, medical insurance and expenses regarding traveling and housing in Winston-Salem, either before or at the commencement of the fellowship.

A J-1 visa will be offered during the time of the program, if applicable. The Wake Forest School of Medicine dermatology department will not be responsible for the extension of visas or expenses related to this issue after completion of the program.

The next available position is to start in July 1, 2021. Application process will be closed in October 1, 2020 for this position. The International Fellowship review committee evaluate all the applications and will select the top three candidates for a phone interview. One position will be offered to start in this time frame.

Application Process

Applicants interested in pursing the International Dermatology Fellowship program must submit an application to Rita Pichardo-Geisinger, MD.

Submitting an Application

  1. Complete an application
  2. Email application and required documentation below to Rita Pichardo-Geisinger, MD.

Required Documentation

Applicants must provide the following documentation:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Completed application with current photograph
  • Copy of medical license (from your country)
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Three letters of recommendation to be addressed to the program director
  • Medical school diploma
  • Personal statement or letter of interest explaining career choice and goals
  • Certification of current participation in a dermatology residency or completion of dermatology residency

Program Costs

  • Six-month fellowship: $14,000
  • One-year fellowship: $22,000

Applicants may seek funding from their own governments, institutions or other personal sources.