We will be accepting applications for resident training positions through ERAS when the system opens in the fall of 2020 for the 2022 Match. We are pleased to offer 3 positions through the upcoming match. We had a very successful Virtual Open House/Meet & Greet on September 29, 2020. If you were unable to make it and would like to learn more about our program or have any questions, please email Cindi Morrill at cmorrill@llu.edu.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, our institution is not allowing any outside rotators at this time and we are not offering a virtual rotation option this academic year.

The Department does not have any residency positions available for July 2020 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.  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 by the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and must be complete by October 21st of the year of application. To learn more about ERAS, please contact your medical school or visit the ERAS website. Applicants must provide the following to ERAS. We have no further application submission requirements beyond those of 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 also accept applications from osteopathic (DO) physicians, but only after they have enrolled in an ACGME-accredited allopathic internship (PGY-1). We also accept applications from International Medical Graduates, but only if specific requirements have been met. For detailed information about this process, please visit 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/early December. 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 the 2022 Match, all interviews will be virtual and conducted remotely in January.

Selection Process (The Match)

Following interviews, final selection is made in March 2021 through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Program Contact Information

Cindi Morrill
Email: CMorrill@llu.edu

Additional Information

**For 2022 Match cycle applicants: For questions pertaining to COVID-19, please read the Dermatology Residency Program Director Consensus Statement and Recommendations Regarding the 2020-2021 Application Cycle.