Department of Dermatology

Residency Program

Welcome

photo of a doctor looking at a patient's skinOur residency is a traditional three-year structured program in clinical dermatology. We encourage clinical research. The Department of Dermatology opened in 1977. Since its inception, we have accepted about two residents a year.

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is a community-based program, i.e., there is no single university hospital. Similarly, our dermatology residents train at multiple sites, with two main patient care settings. Our residents participate in continuity clinics at our practice site at the Wright State Physicians medical office building on the Wright State University campus and at the Dayton VA Medical Center. We have inpatient consults at Miami Valley Hospital.

Residents work with four fellowship-trained dermatopathologists and two fellowship-trained dermotologic surgeons in each year of training. In addition, residents have a didactic schedule that includes weekly dermatopathology lectures, a comprehensive visiting lecturer program, journal clubs, surgical lectures, kodachrome sessions, monthly Grand Rounds and board review sessions.


Primary practice sites


Applicant tips

We are looking for bright, energetic, motivated individuals who love to work hard, work as a team and want to learn. Our intention is to train future leaders in dermatology. We want people who expect nothing but excellence from themselves and those around them.

We will never discriminate against applicants who have performed prior residencies. We also will not discriminate against outstanding candidates who have trained overseas or at osteopathic medical schools.

Applications for 2018

We will accept two residents for a start date of July 1, 2019. To be considered for the 2018 program, applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The deadline for completing your application is October 31, 2017. Applications not completed by that date will not be considered. Applicants selected for interview will be offered a choice of two interview dates with one date being in December 2017 and the other in January 2018.

Applicants who have not yet completed an internship are encouraged to consider and apply for the transitional year offered by the Kettering Medical Center (KMC). Matching with KMC is not a requirement for acceptance to our residency. For an overview of that program, visit the Kettering Medical Center Transitional Year Program web site.


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Last edited on 06/26/2018.