Dermatology Residency

The Dermatology residency program consists of three years of Dermatology specialty training after one has completed a preliminary or transitional year. Unlike many other residency programs that are based at only one or two teaching settings, the University of Minnesota Dermatology program are based at four teaching sites for you to explore several different practice styles, see a diverse group of patients, and encounter a vast number of Dermatological disorders. A robust procedural, pediatric and Dermatopathology curriculum complement the solid medical Dermatology curriculum. This hands-on training provides you with an exceptional education that will prepare you for any aspect of Dermatology practice.

The program is based at the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota, and residents rotate through the Dermatology services of the following sites:


In addition to clinical experience in a variety of settings, our curriculum includes:

  • Grand Rounds series in which residents present clinical cases, describe Dermatologic related findings, outline a differential diagnosis, and discuss treatment plans
  • Clinical lectures led by University, visiting, and community-based faculty
  • Invited guest speakers
  • Web-based lecture series
  • Basic science lectures
  • Journal clubs in which residents review and critique articles with faculty
  • Surgical didactic and hands-on teaching sessions 
  • Structured textbook reviews

Program Information

ACGME Program number: 0802631048
NRMP number: 1334080A0 (call 1-866-617-5837)

Residency Program Director: Ingrid Polcari, MD
Program Coordinator: Falon Montreuil, 612-624-9964,