We will be accepting applications for resident training positions through ERAS. We are pleased to offer 3 positions through the upcoming NRMP match.

Due to COVID-19, we understand many students may be limited to doing only one dermatology rotation, and our institution does allow outside 4th year rotating medical students. At this time, we are not offering a virtual rotation/elective option this academic year.

The Department does not have any residency positions available for July 2021 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 October.  This year, LLU Dermatology will be participating in the ERAS Supplemental application. Although this is a pilot program and optional this year, we believe this will provide our program with useful information and enhance our application review process. The application is FREE to applicants (and should not require much additional time to complete). We strongly encourage applicants to submit the supplemental application and we will review these applications along with the standard ERAS application. The additional information collected will help our program staff learn more about 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 environment and mission.

This supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application and must be completed between September 1-30.

For more information about the ERAS Supplemental application, 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 I 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 a 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 10/4/21. 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 late November 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 over 400), 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 2022.

Selection Process (The Match)

Following interviews, final selection is made in March 2022 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.