Residency Program FAQ

Will you have any PGY-2 positions available?
We will not. We will not consider applicants that have already completed or are currently completing a U.S. Medicine or Dermatology residency. This training program begins with a PGY1 internship year in Internal Medicine.

Is there a USMLE requirement or score cut-off?
There is no cut-off. USMLE Step 1 is preferred upon application, but lack of a score will not disqualify an applicant.  All applications will be reviewed.

What Visas do you accept?
We accept J1 visas.

How many letters of recommendation are required?
Our program requires that you have a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation in addition to the dean’s letter.

Who should I get letters of recommendation from?
We require letters from both dermatology and internal medicine.

What format for Letters of Recommendation are accepted / preferred?
We will accept both standardized and narrative-style letters.

Do you accept foreign medical graduates that have not had clinical experience in the US?
We will consider international medical graduates whether they have clinical experience in the USA or not. Each application will be considered on a case by case basis. International medical graduates must be ECFMG certified to be considered.

How much research experience is required to apply?
We do not require any research experience but it is highly desirable.


Contact our Dermatology Residency Program Coordinator.