Application Information

Application Process

  • We will accept applications for two advanced positions to start in July 2023 when the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) opens.
  • During the 2022-2023 application cycle for dermatology residency, most dermatology programs will utilize the new supplemental ERAS application. Please note that the supplemental ERAS application is optional but highly recommended to complete. For more information, including a list of the participating programs, please see AAMC’s Website.
  • Each applicant must be a graduate of an approved medical school and should be in the upper third of his/her class. The Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), three (3) letters of recommendation, official transcript, personal statement, curriculum vitae, scores from Parts I and II of the National Board examinations, and a photograph should be submitted to ERAS.
  • We review all applications that we receive via a holistic process. No minimum scores nor filters are used.
  • Dermatology residency training requires a preliminary year of either emergency medicine, family medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, or a transitional year, in addition to three years of Dermatology training. Applications for the preliminary year in internal medicine must also be independently submitted through ERAS, regardless of requesting to match through the advanced track.
  • GW offers two preliminary internal medicine spots for a dermatology applicants interested in matching at GW for both the intern year and the dermatology residency. 
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applicants that have already completed another residency training. 
  • For visa information.
  • In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be holding virtual interviews. Interview date is Thursday, December 8, 2022.

GW Preliminary Internship Position

We understand that some dermatology applicants may be interested in acquiring a preliminary internship position at the same institution where they match in dermatology. For this reason, the George Washington University Internal Medicine Preliminary Internship Program reserves two prelim spots specifically for residents who match into our dermatology residency program. If you are interested in consideration for this "linked" spot, please let us know when you receive your interview invitation from our dermatology program so that we can arrange for you to learn more about the prelim program on your interview day. Please note that any interested applicant may separately apply to the GWU Internal Medicine Prelim Internship Program, however, only those applicants who are ranked by our dermatology program will be ranked for the reserved prelim spot. The NRMP code for the joint prelim program is 1802140P4.

For more information on our Preliminary Internship Program, please visit the Department of Medicine's website.  

Salary and Benefits

For information about salary and benefits, visit the Office of Graduate Medical Education's Salaries & Benefits page.

For information for international medical students and visa information, please visit the Office of Graduate Medical Education's Visa Information page.