We will be accepting applications for resident training positions through ERAS. We are pleased to offer 3 positions through the upcoming NRMP match. If you would like to learn more about our program or if you have any questions, we will be hosting a Virtual Meet & Greet/Open House event in the fall. Please complete this form to be added to the invite/RSVP list.

2023 Virtual Open House Form

The Department does not have any residency positions available for July 2024 and we do not accept applications outside of the ERAS process or offer positions outside of the NRMP match.

Our Dermatology Resident Selection Committee will begin reviewing applications once ERAS opens to programs in the fall.  LLU Dermatology does review ERAS Supplemental application responses and applicant preferences, since we believe this will provide our program with useful information and enhance our application review process. We strongly encourage applicants to submit the supplemental application and participate in preference signaling, as we will review these preferences along with the standard ERAS application. The additional information collected will help our program staff learn more about an applicants’ medical education journey, including more meaningful information about work, volunteer, and research experiences, and will help us better identify applicants who fit our program goals and mission.

For more information about the ERAS Supplemental application and signaling, please click here.

We do not have a minimum cutoff for USMLE Step I exam scores, however, it is important to note that applicants with Step 2 scores below the national mean should show evidence of stellar clinical performance during rotations to be considered. We do not require election to the AOA honor society and while we review scores and honors along with other metrics and give some weight to these measures, we will be conducting holistic review with emphasis on an applicant’s experiences and attributes. We will consider past academic performance, integrity, ability to work with others, interpersonal communication skills, and other unique characteristics. We seek candidates with high potential for leadership. We also seek candidates who put patients first, enjoy learning in busy clinical settings, and understand that learning dermatology also requires extensive reading and studying outside of clinic. We seek team players who will work well with faculty, fellow trainees, other departments, staff, and patients.

The LLU Department of Dermatology does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

Application Process and Requirements

Residency applications must be received through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and must be complete by 9/28/2023 to be considered for a position. To learn more about ERAS, please contact your medical school or visit the ERAS website. Applicants must provide the following to ERAS:

  • Application
  • Dean's Letter (Medical School Performance Evaluation)
  • Personal Statement (preferably not to exceed one page)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical School Transcript of Grades
  • Minimum of three recommendation letters from physicians acquainted with you (we will accept up to four)
  • USMLE Scores

Applicants for the residency training program must be students at or graduates of approved medical schools in the United States or Canada, and must successfully complete a preliminary (PGY-1) year before being eligible to begin dermatology residency training (PGY-2). We will accept applications from osteopathic (DO) physicians, but applicants must successfully complete a preliminary (PGY-1) year before being eligible to begin dermatology residency training (PGY-2). We also accept applications from International Medical Graduates, but only if specific requirements have been met. For detailed information about this process, please see our LLU GME website.

We will also consider applications from physicians with previous residency training beyond internship, particularly in internal medicine or pediatrics.

Interview Process

This ERAS season, we will review applications in October and November, and most candidates who are selected for interview will be notified in early December as we will be participating in coordinated Interview Release as part of the APD (Association of Professors in Dermatology). Candidates selected for interview will be notified by e-mail and/or phone. Because of the enormous number of applications we receive (typically around 500), we unfortunately are unable to interview many impressive candidates, and those who are not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail.

Interviews are an integral part of our selection process, allowing us to obtain supplemental information about you first-hand, as well as giving you an opportunity to ask questions and meet our faculty and residents.

For this ERAS cycle, all interviews will be virtual and conducted remotely in January 2024.

Pre and Post Interview Communication

Before and during interview season, applicants are asked to refrain from contacting programs to express interest or provide application updates prior to interviews, except in truly exceptional circumstances (ex: couples matching updates, major life events that impact preferences).

Post-interview communication of preference (including “letters of intent” and thank you letters) should not be sent to programs. These types of communication are typically not used by residency programs in decision-making and lead to downstream pressures on applicants.

Selection Process (The Match)

Following interviews, final selection is made in March 2024 through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Program Contact Information

Cindi Morrill
Email: CMorrill@llu.edu

Additional Information

Additional information about resident salaries, benefits, and institutional GME policies may be found at the LLU GME website.