Dermatology Residency Program
The dermatology residency at IU School of Medicine is a three-year program with two categorical positions. One position includes a one-year internship at IU School of Medicine, and one position does not include the internship. Four positions are available each year: two PGY-1 positions (categorical) and two PGY-2 positions (advanced). The residency program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and participates in the National Resident Matching Program.
The Dermatology Residency training program is designed to develop self-directed, self-motivated, lifelong learners and foster development of problem-solving and critical thinking skills in practicing dermatologists with thorough knowledge of dermatology and evidence-based medicine. Participants in this residency program develop self-confidence and awareness of clinical limitations as they prepare for the rapidly evolving aspects of managed care.
Clinical opportunities for residents focus on general dermatology as well as subspecialty areas, including melanoma, vascular lesion, lymphoma, cosmetic, Mohs surgery, transplant, mucosal, dermatology-rheumatology, and urgent clinics.
Dermatology faculty and trainees treat patients at IU Health University Hospital, IU Health Methodist Hospital, Eskenazi Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children, Richard L. Roudebush VA Hospital, as well as outpatient clinics at IU Health Meridian Crossing. Outpatients are referred by primary care physicians and dermatologists from Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio.
Application Requirements and Process
The dermatology residency at IU School of Medicine is a three-year program with four positions available each year: two PGY-1 positions (categorical) and two PGY-2 positions (advanced). The residency is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and participates in the National Resident Matching Program.
Two of the categorical positions are four-year programs with the PGY-1 year completed in conjunction with the IU School of Medicine Department of Medicine. Because the preliminary year is linked to the three remaining years of the dermatology residency, a separate application is not required for the preliminary year. These positions begin each year on July 1.
Two of the advanced positions are not linked to a PGY-1 year at IU School of Medicine. Applicants applying for these positions must secure their own transitional or PGY-1 year training. The PGY-2 position begins on July 1 each year. Applicants may be considered for both the categorical and advanced positions by ranking them both in the NRMP system.