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 National Residency Matching Program® (NRMP®) and  Electronic Residency Application System® (ERAS®).
  • 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 United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step I and/or Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (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 the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (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 in numerous stages our faculty and residents. 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 NRMP®.

Interview dates for 2021-2022 application cycle: TBA

There is a separate entity, Signal (@SignalTokens, signaltokens.org) that is marketing the use of tokens to students and programs via email and social media. This involves a fee to students and does not guarantee that programs have registered to receive tokens. Given potential issues with equity and added expenses, the University of Louisville Division of Dermatology recommends against dermatology residency applicants registering with the Signal service for this application cycle.