Program Director: Courtney R. Schadt, M.D.
Program Coordinator: Layla Phillips

The goal of our training program is to provide the opportunity for trainees to become able to deliver superior specialized care for patients with diseases of the skin, the appendages, and the mucous membranes.

The training program in dermatology provides a broad and varied educational experience, and is open to all eligible applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. Educational activities occur over a 3-year period.

The experience is progressive with more responsibility, regularly scheduled conferences, seminars, as well as supervised clinical care of patients. Dermatopathology and Dermatologic Surgery are integral parts of our residency program

Updates on 2022-2023 Application Cycle

Information for Students Applying to Dermatology

Please check back here regularly for updates to the application process as well as guidelines and answers to common questions. A statement with additional information has also been released by the Association of Professors of Dermatology Residency Program Directors Section.

Supplemental ERAS application

This year, our residency program will participate in the new Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Supplemental ERAS®Application, which will include token preference signaling. Per AAMC and National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) guidance, completion of this supplemental application is optional for all applicants.

We highly encourage applicants to complete the supplemental ERAS® application, as we will be using the data to further our goals of holistic review. This information will be combined with the data in the MyERAS application to better understand applicants’ path to medicine, prior experiences and activities, and what is meaningful to each applicant. Please be honest in your responses, as this will help us and you! The goal of the supplemental application is to better match programs and applicants based on true interest and fit.

Preference signaling

Preference signaling is an option for an applicant to signal interest in our program if they complete the supplemental ERAS® application. Please do not signal our program if you are a University of Louisville medical student, as a signal will provide no additional benefit. We are using signals in our initial application review but will not use them for ranking. Importantly, not sending a signal is not punitive; we will not know whether an applicant decided not to submit signals or not to submit a signal to our program specifically. We do not filter applications and strive to perform holistic review on all applications. However, given the sheer volume of applications, if you have a specific interest in our program, a signal will ensure your application receives an in-depth review by program leadership, and could differentiate your application from others with similar listed goals, experiences, and/or metrics.

Pre- and post-interview communication

Because we are participating in the new supplemental application and preference signaling, we will not consider other informal mechanisms of showing interest. This includes emails from you or an advocate, letters of intent, or thank you notes. Please do not send this type of communication either pre- or post-interview. If you have specific questions about the program, these can be directed to either Layla Phillips, our program coordinator, or Dr. Schadt. For general inquiries about the program, please refer to this website and our social media accounts. We will communicate with you via email regarding interview information and status of your application.


All interviews will be virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Further information to come.