How to Apply

Applications are no longer being accepted for this cycle, this page will be updated soon to reflect the next interview cycle when we will be looking to fill spots for 26'-27' academic year. 

Physicians interested in the Advanced Dermatology Residency Program at the University of Arizona may apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and will be part of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Qualifications for the application to the Residency Program include:

  • The successful completion of medical school
  • U.S. Citizenship, valid residency, or J-1 visa. This program does not support H1-B visas
  • Graduates of foreign medical schools must have a standard ECFMG Certificate
  • All accepted candidate must obtain an Arizona postgraduate training permit

Application Requirements

Your ERAS application will require the following documentation:

  • CV
  • Three letters of reference
  • USMLE scores
  • ECFMG certificate (see “International Medical Graduates,” below)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Dean’s Letter of Support
  • Certificate of completion (or good standing in) ACGME accredited residency (can be in Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine)
  • Personal statement

Please note, you must apply through ERAS and register for participation in the match through NRMP.

For more information, see this: NRMP/ACGME Recruitment Communication Requirement ►►►

Frequently Asked Questions

1. If I am applicant having completed a previous residency can I still apply? 

Yes, you are encouraged to still apply to our program through ERAS. If you were to Match with our program, Instead of having a transitional-intern year as most do. You would instead have a gap year before starting with us the following July as a PGY2. Applicants having a completed residency, does not affect our funding slots if you were to match with our program. 

2. When is the application deadline? 

We will begin reviewing applications during the last week of September 2023 when ERAS releases them to programs. 

3. To be qualified for an interview, is USMLE Step 1 and 2 scores required? 

Yes, you must have taken both exams prior to interviewing. 

4. Will your interviews be in person or virtual? Will you have open houses? 

Our interviews will be entirely virtual. We will NOT be having any open house prior to interview season. 

International Medical Graduates

Graduates of foreign medical schools are welcome to apply to the Fellowship provided they have a standard ECFMG Certificate and an Arizona postgraduate training permit.

Fellows must either have U.S. Citizenship, valid U.S. residency, or a J-1 visa. H1-B visas are not supported by this Fellowship.

Timeline and Deadlines

Applications for the 2023/2024 academic year will only be reviewed through ERAS. This is for training positions that will begin July 1, 2025 of the following academic year. All documentation should be uploaded to ERAS by September 2023. Applicants can begin uploading their application materials into ERAS in mid-September—again, two years prior. Look for tentative dates to be posted here for virtual interviews in mid-November and mid-December—again, two years prior. If you're invited for an interview, you will be contacted through ERAS before these dates.

You will need to contact your medical school Dean's Office to access the MyERAS web-based application.

The matching program for Dermatology will coincide with the regular National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The match, which takes place each March, selects residents to begin training July of the following year (e.g., in March 2024, we will pick residents to begin PGY-2 in July 2025).

Candidates invited to interview will be contacted via email and scheduled through Thalamus. 


Contact Information

Sara Rojas, MPH -
Program Coordinator, Senior, Advanced Dermatology Residency Program
UA Division of Dermatology 
Tel: (520) 694-2021
Fax: (520) 874-7102