The Dermatology Residency program at the Wake Forest University 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. Regretfully we are unable to consider applicants who have completed a prior residency program.  For applicants with visas, we are only able to consider those with a J-1 visa.

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 must submit an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and register through NRMP and also complete the new ERAS Supplemental Application. Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by email of available dates. 


October 15

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 and new ERAS Supplemental 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
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Current photograph (Preferred but not required)