Dermatology Residency

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The Dermatology residency program consists of three years of Dermatology specialty training after a preliminary or transitional year. The University of Minnesota Dermatology program provides rotations at three teaching sites, allowing trainees to explore different practice styles, treat diverse patient populations, and encounter a variety of Dermatologic disorders. A robust allergy, procedural, pediatric and dermatopathology curriculum complement the medical Dermatology foundation. 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
  •  Didactic and hands-on teaching sessions in Procedural Dermatology
  • 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: Josh Hill, 612-624-9964,