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***The application period for the SOC fellowship is now closed***


Fellowship Director and Primary Mentor: Tarannum Jaleel, MD, MHSc


Fellowship Start Date: July 1st, 2022

Duration: 12 months

Salary: Commensurate with PGY level

Application Cycle 2022: Closed

Application Deadline: Extended deadline March 31st, 2022


Application Requirements: 

  • Letter of interest (no longer than 1 page, single-spaced)
  • Updated CV
  • U.S. Worker (U.S. citizen, permanent resident, refugee, or asylee), or hold an appropriate non-immigrant visa status authorizing employment in the U.S.
  • Copy of your USMLE I, II and III scores (as applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation

We are no longer accepting applications.



Program Goals and Objectives

To prepare the trainee with the knowledge and skills needed to perform rigorous, high-quality research and to provide focused clinical training in skin conditions predominant in skin of color (SOC) populations.


Research Experience

To provide training in clinical and/or translational research methodology, including study design, basic statistics, and outcomes and implementation research with a focus on health disparities.

  • The Hidradenitis Suppurativa research experience under the primary mentor, Dr. Tara Jaleel, will serve as a platform for the investigation of issues surrounding SOC, for the application of research techniques relevant to study health disparities, and to increase our understanding of, and to improve outcomes in SOC dermatological disease. 
  • The fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in SOC and health disparity projects led by other members of the mentoring village.


Clinical Experience

  • To provide rigorous clinical training in the identification and treatment of complex SOC dermatological diseases.
  • The primary experience will include both medical management of HS in the context of outpatient and telehealth visits, and procedural management of HS such as with laser and surgical treatments. In addition, the fellow will gain relevant clinical experience in specialty rotations in Duke Dermatology's infectious disease, hair loss, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, dermato-oncology and immunodermatology clinics.


Required Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will be interested in an academic career in dermatology and demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse populations in clinical and/or research arena after residency.
  • M.D. or D.O. eligible.
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Prior experience with clinical research strongly preferred.