Application Information

Application Process

  • We will accept applications for two advanced positions to start in July 2022 when Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) opens.
  • During the 2021-2022 application cycle for dermatology residency, most dermatology programs will utilize the new supplemental ERAS application. Please note that the supplemental ERAS application is optional. For more information, including a list of participating programs, please see AAMC's website
  • We accept applications exclusively through ERAS and all positions are filled through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).
  • 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 recieve 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 please click here.
  • In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be holding virtual interviews on Thursday, December 9, 2021. Please apply via ERAS by October 1, 2021.

Coordinated Interview Invite Release
For the 2021-2022 Residency Application cycle, the GW Dermatology Residency Program will be participating in coordinated interview invite release. There will be tw sets of dates this year.

For Set of Dates

Monday, November 8, 2021: First round of interview invites released (for programs with November or early December interview dates)

Wednesday, November 10, 2021: Applicants begin scheduling interviews; must respond by November 11, 2021

Additional interview invites will be released as/if they become available starting after December 4, 2021

Second Set of Dates

Monday, November 29, 2021: Second round of interview invites released (for programs with late December, January or February interview dates)

Wednesday, December 1, 2021: Applicants begin scheduling interviews; must respond by December 3rd

Additional interview invites will be released as/if they become available starting after December 4, 2021

Pre-and Post Interview Communication Guidelines
Because the ERAS Supplemental application includes preference signaling, applicants are asked to refrain from contacting our program to express interest or provide application updates  prior to interviews, expect in truly exceptional circumstances. Post Interview, there is no expectation to send thank you notes. While some  applicants choose to send a "letter of intent" to their program of choice, this is unnecessary. Applicants should not feel pressure to send such a message.

GW Preliminary Internship Positon

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.