Application Information

The Duke Department of Dermatology offers 5 residency positions per year. Candidates should submit their applications, including three letters of recommendation, by October 4 of the current match cycle. Our residency positions are listed as “Dermatology” (1529080A0), “Duke Dermatology Diversity” (1529080A2), and "Duke Dermatology Research" (1529080A3) in ERAS. Step 2 scores are encouraged but not required.

All applicants are eligible to apply for the Duke Dermatology Diversity position (one position per year), and applicants may apply to both Dermatology and Duke Dermatology Diversity positions. Although no additional application information is required to apply for our Diversity and Community Engagement residency position, please do be sure to highlight your past accomplishments in these areas in your personal statement and in the optional ERAS supplemental application. We are interested to hear about your personal goals as it pertains to diversity and community engagement within the field of Dermatology.  Please click here for detailed information about the Duke Dermatology Diversity and Community Engagement application process.

The other four dermatology positions per year, the Dermatology and Duke Dermatology Research positions, do not require additional application information.  Please click here for more information about the Duke Dermatology Research position.

Prior to appointment at Duke Dermatology, residents must have successfully completed a broad-based clinical year (PGY1) in an emergency medicine, family medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics, or transitional year program accredited by the ACGME, or in such a program located in Canada and accredited by the RCPSC or CFPC. The PGY1 year must be arranged by the candidate independently. Registration with the Selective Service as required by federal law is required for residency.

First Years 2023 at the VA

Duke Dermatology participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program. Prospective trainees are encouraged to review Duke Graduate Medical Education information and requirements at this link: GME Prospective Trainees

For the 2024 ERAS® cycle, our program will be participating in the supplemental ERAS application offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants will be required to complete the MyERAS application, and participation in the supplemental ERAS application is optional.

Duke Dermatology interviews for the 2023-2024 season will be conducted virtually. Duke Dermatology will release interview invitations on November 6, 2023 and applicants can begin scheduling their interview on November 8, 2023.  These will be half day interview sessions conducted on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023 morning and afternoon sessions available
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2024 morning and afternoon sessions available
  • Applicants applying for the Dermatology research position will be asked to give a short talk describing their research work on the morning of Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Duke Dermatology is participating in the ERAS supplemental application for the 2023-2024 application cycle.

Selection criteria

Each application is carefully reviewed by a team of at least 2 faculty dermatologists and then reviewed again by our residency selection committee.  We perform a rigorous holistic review considering applicants' leadership, volunteerism and community engagement, scholarship, academic performance, letters of recommendation, and insights regarding prior experiences and goals identified in the personal statement. Duke Dermatology interviews 50 applicants to fill our 5 residency positions each year.

Preference signaling

Duke Dermatology is participating in the ERAS supplemental application for the 2023-2024 application cycle. Applicants who choose to use the supplemental application may use one of their tokens to indicate significant interest in our program. Applicants, including Duke Medical Students and students who have rotated in our department, who choose to use the supplemental application may use one of their tokens to indicate significant interest in our program. All applications will be thoroughly reviewed regardless of whether a token was given, however the token can help to distinguish an interested applicant from another with similar experiences, interests, and credentials.

Pre- and post- interview communication

The new token system via the supplemental application provides a mechanism for all applicants to demonstrate genuine interest in our program. Because of this, we discourage informal communication expressing interest in our program including emails or calls from the applicant or an advocate on their behalf. Additionally, thank you notes or emails after interviews are not necessary and will not positively or negatively impact the resident selection process. If you have specific questions regarding our program, we first encourage you to explore our website where we have attempted to answer the most frequently asked questions. If questions remain, please reach out to our program coordinator, Jessica Braddock.


Questions regarding Duke Dermatology Residency program should be directed to:

Jessica Braddock
Duke University Medical Center
Residency Program, Department of Dermatology
Remote/Room 4584, White Zone, Duke South, Box 3822
Durham, NC 2771