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Duke Dermatology Diversity and Community Engagement Residency Position (1529080A2)

If you have applied to the Duke Dermatology Diversity and Community Engagement residency position (called Duke Dermatology Diversity on ERAS), please upload your Diversity personal statement (250 words or less, and added as a 2nd page to your regular Duke ERAS personal statement) in ERAS by 10/11/19.  In your statement, please describe how you meet criteria for the position (see “Eligible Candidate Characteristics” below).


Developing a diverse work force in dermatology is a nationwide goal and a challenge. Our specialty needs dermatologists from all backgrounds to improve the quality and quantity of clinical and research projects focused on diverse populations, to improve the medical education of our residents and other learners, and to foster the better understanding and health of the rich cultural community in which we live and work.

  • Increase awareness of issues related to under-represented populations in our community and increase dermatologic care for these populations
  • Increase availability of training opportunities for dermatology residents in the needs of underserved populations, the methods for enhancing care of these populations, and to encourage academic investigation into these issues
  • Increase the diversity of the dermatology community and academic workforce
Eligible candidate characteristics include:
  • Demonstration of interest and engagement in activities aimed at research, educational program development, and/or community engagement specific to diversity and/or community during previous educational career
  • Demonstration of a commitment to serving diverse populations in the clinical or medical education setting, research arena, and/or local community after residency
Program characteristics:
  • Residents in this position will participate in all aspects of the Duke Dermatology residency training program as currently approved by ACGME
  • Educational content focused on diversity and community will be developed for all dermatology residents and will be a part of our standard dermatology curriculum
  • Residents with interest in diversity and community engagement will be encouraged to complete electives and design individual projects in areas directly related to under-represented groups, diversity, and community engagement