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Dermatology Residency Program

The Dermatology Residency at IU School of Medicine is a three-year program with 13 total residency positions. Each year, two PGY-1 (categorial) and two PGY-2 positions (advanced) are available. Every third year, another advanced PGY-2 position is available. 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.

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The mission of the Department of Dermatology at the Indiana University School of Medicine is to train and develop the next generation of dermatologists with a broad range of skills, talents and educational and cultural backgrounds, who are committed to excellence in patient care, teaching, research and community outreach. We aim to provide an exceptional clinical and academic foundation that prepares our residents to become excellent clinicians who will care for the diverse population of Indiana and beyond.

2023-2024 Residency Interview Dates

Our Residency Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) Supplemental Application process. 

Interviews will be held on December 20, 2023; January 24, 2024; and January 31, 2024. All interviews will be virtual.

There are 48 interview positions for four resident positions.

J-1 is the preferred training visa at the IU School of Medicine.

We adhere to the National Resident Matching Program’s (NRMP) Match Codes of Conduct for applicants and programs. As such, please limit any post-interview communication.

Overview of Dermatology

Listen as our renowned faculty give a brief summary about the world of dermatology.

Why IU

Residents in Dermatology choose IU School of Medicine for graduate medical training because of our academic excellence, diverse clinical opportunities and commitment to our patients.

Clinical Training

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.

Selection Criteria 

At the IU School of Medicine Department of Dermatology, we take a holistic approach to the review of each applicant to our program. As such, we do not use any boards score cut-offs, have any research requirements, or use any other exclusion criteria.

Program Progression

The dermatology residency program at IU School of Medicine combines strong clinical training and didactic teaching. Each resident has continuity clinics at the Veteran’s Hospital as well as the county hospital, Eskenazi. Patients come from general dermatology clinics and are followed by the resident throughout the three years of clinical training. This is a valuable opportunity for residents to participate in the longitudinal care of patients.

At the end of each rotation, attending faculty complete electronic evaluations of each resident. An annual evaluation is prepared for submission to the American Board of Dermatology. Residents also have the opportunity to electronically evaluate rotations and attending faculty.

Didactic sessions occur each morning (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday): 7:30-8:30 am. Additional sessions are held every Wednesday from 8 am until noon.

  • Mondays: Book Club (Andrews or Bolognia)
  • Tuesdays: Dermatopathology
  • Wednesdays: Grand Rounds, Journal Club, cosmetic sessions.
  • Thursdays: Pharmacology, Basic Science

Over the course of the three-year program, residents have three months of dedicated time in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology and Mohs surgery as well as the other subspecialties listed above.


Residency Program Director
16221-Wolverton, Jay

Jay E. Wolverton, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology

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Assistant Program director
39567-Young, Sarah

Sarah H. Young, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology

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