Fellowship Program

The Department of Dermatology at The George Washington University offers a 1-2 year clinical fellowship position working with Dr. Alison Ehrlich, Chair and Professor of Dermatology. 

The fellow’s duties include protocol development, running clinical trials, recruiting and enrolling subjects, data entry and analysis, and writing manuscripts.


  • Recent graduates from U.S. accredited medical schools, or applicants who have completed internship, or applicants who have matched into dermatology (PGY-2 beginning July 2018) and have a year open between completion of their internship and starting their PGY-2 year. We also consider current medical students who are looking to complete a research year between third and fourth year of medical school.
  • USMLE transcript (Step 1, Step 2 CS, and Step 2 CK)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • CV
  • Cover letter

The position has been filled for the academic year 2018-2019.

The GWU Dermatology Research Fellowship is an exceptional opportunity for immersion into the exciting field of academic dermatology. This multifaceted experience has been a terrific mix of not only firsthand experience with both investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored dermatology research, but also clinical dermatology. Fellows gain invaluable experience in clinical research from managing many studies, from landmark clinical trials to observational and retrospective studies aiming to improve quality of life, access to care, and understanding of insurance considerations affecting dermatology patients. Specifically, a highlight of my research experience has been conducting an extensive chart review to examine insurance-related discrepancies in implementation of patch testing. I have also had the opportunity to develop a new study investigating ethnic influence on quality of life and sleep changes occurring after patch testing. In addition to clinical exposure through research, the fellows assist Dr. Ehrlich in her specialty clinics, including patch testing, psoriasis, rheumatology and dermatology, and juvenile dermatomyositis clinics. Dermatology education from this fellowship is further boosted by inclusion into the departmental educational curriculum, including monthly Clinicopathologic Conferences, Journal Club meetings, and Grand Rounds presentations. Overall, this fellowship provides a comprehensive and unparalleled training for a future in the field of dermatology."

- Azam Qureshi, Dermatology Clinical Research Fellow 2017-2018

The fellowship available through the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates has been an invaluable experience, and has significantly broadened my research and clinical perspectives. Current notable projects include studies to evaluate cardiovascular risks in psoriasis patients, new treatments for calcinosis in dermatomyositis patients, and novel uses for photodynamic therapy in rosacea. Numerous case reports and case series have been submitted and accepted to journals and national meetings, including the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. The multidisciplinary approach and research support at GW provides a productive scholarly environment, alongside real-world clinical experience."

- Jack H. Short M.D., Dermatology Clinical Research Fellow, 2013-2014