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Department of Dermatology

Dermatology Residency Admissions and Benefits


Admissions Process


Admission requirements: School of Medicine and PGY 1.

The Department of Dermatology accepts applications for residency positions each autumn. The application deadline is Nov. 1 of each year. Training begins the second academic year following the application deadline.

Please note that Baylor College of Medicine participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service program run by the American Association of Medical Colleges. Applications will not be reviewed until they are complete.

Baylor dermatology also participates exclusively in the Main Match in connection with the NRMP. You will need to register with the NRMP for the match. The NRMP may be reached at (202) 828-0566. Please make sure to include your NRMP number on your ERAS application.

For this year, we will be selecting four dermatology residents. In a typical interview cycle, we interview approximately 60 applicants.

Due to the pandemic, all interviews will be virtual and we will be implementing more holistic application review this year. For up-to-date information on how Baylor College of Medicine is responding to the pandemic, visit our Coronavirus website.

We will offer one interview date for Baylor medical students in December and two dates for non-Baylor medical students in January.

In previous years we set a lower limit for USMLE scores of 235. We are suspending this for this year as we are committed to a holistic review of applications and our goal is to review all applications.

Unfortunately, we are currently not accepting applications from international medical graduates, but we hope this may be a possibility in the future.


Diversity and Inclusion

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Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and providing patient-centered care. Our goal is to recruit residents from diverse geographic, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Dr. Zeena Nawas has been appointed Diversity Chair for the Dermatology Residency Program and is leading diversity initatives and organizing implicit bias training.

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See stipends and benefit information on the Baylor College of Medicine’s graduate medical education website. Stipend levels are at the national average, but Houston's cost of living ranks among the lowest of metropolitan areas in the United States.

Maintaining your physical and emotional wellness is a prerequisite to professional success. Our residents have access to a number of programs to support their well-being. View wellness resources.

Information about vacation and leave of absences is available on the graduate medical education website.

Attendance at American Academy of Dermatology conferences is also supported by the program. First-year residents attend half the conference and second- and third-year residents attend the full conference.


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