How to Apply

How to Apply

How to Apply:

- The policy of applying for and being accepted into a dermatology residency at the University of Louisville is a multistage process.  All applications are electronic through the NRMP (ERAS – Electronic Residency Application System).

- Only completed application forms are reviewed.  A complete application form consists of the application form, letters of recommendation, an official dean’s letter from an accredited medical school (or its equivalent), a personal statement, an official medical school (or its equivalent) transcript, and evidence of successful completion of USMLE Step I and/or ECFMG.

- Minimal standards for selection for an interview include graduation or anticipated graduation from an accredited medical school or school of osteopathy. Demonstration of academic proficiency by at least one of the following measures – board scores in the 75TH percentile or higher, induction into AOA as a junior or senior medical student, publication of more than one paper in a peer-reviewed journal or an equivalent electronic format and/or advanced training in epidemiology, outcomes research, or clinical research are taken into consideration though not required for selection.

- Completed applications are reviewed by a committee consisting of 2-3 first year dermatology residents and at least one faculty member.  The decision to offer an interview is based upon the committee’s review of the relative strength of the application which includes a review of each part of the completed application.

- Interviews are offered to roughly 5-10% of those who have completed an application.  Interviews are conducted by several faculty and residents.

- Following the interview, the committee gathers to weigh the relative strength of the group of candidates interviewed and rank order is formulated for submission to the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).