University of Nebraska Medical Center

How to Apply

Applying for Our Accredited Residency Program

Our three-year residency program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. All positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program.

Our positions in the Fall 2023 NRMP match cycle: Four A-Advanced positions (for PGY-2s starting July 1, 2025) and 1 R- Reserved position, which is a PGY-2 position that begins in the year of the Match (July 1, 2024) and is reserved for physicians who have completed their internship at time of start in the program. 

For applicants interested in completing their internships in internal medicine, we have partnered with the UNMC Department of Internal Medicine to offer a one-month rotation in dermatology and the potential for a continuity clinic in dermatology for all postgraduate year one internal medicine interns who have matched into dermatology at UNMC.

Application deadline was Sept. 27.

Questions: Email Karle Olnes

Transparency and Communication

We believe in transparency and communication about our residency application process in terms of selection criteria and the logistics of the selection process. We are committed to a holistic application review process with the goal of finding a mutually beneficial fit for our dermatology program and resident applicants.

Application Process

We believe the dermatology residency selection process should be reciprocal in nature and allow for the best match for all involved. 

Selection Criteria
  1. Applicant embodies the UNMC/Nebraska Medicine ITEACH values of innovation, teamwork, excellence, accountability, courage and healing.
  2. Evidence of long-standing dedication to a pursuit.
  3. Service/outreach-oriented with a track record of volunteerism.
  4. Demonstration of obstacles overcome and grit.
  5. Research is encourages, but not required (does not need to be in dermatology).
  6. Minimum of three letters of recommendation from individuals that know the applicant well and can speak to their personal and professional attributes. Letters from dermatologists are not required but encouraged.
  7. Advanced degrees (PhD, MS, MPH, MBA) are taken into account.
  8. Special consideration of underrepresented minority applicants, applicants without home dermatology programs, applicants with a connection to or special interest in Nebraska or rural access to care.
Exclusion Criteria
  1. USMLE Step 1 Score of below 200
  2. H1-B or F-1 visas. However, applications will be considered from individuals with J-1 visa sponsorship through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.
  1. All positions will be filled through the National Resident Matching Program.
  2. All application information should be formally submitted through ERAS. Do not send application materials directly to our program.
Application Checklist
  • Dean's medical student performance evalution letter.
  • Medical school transcript.
  • U.S. medical licensing exam step one and two clinical knowledge scores.
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation.
We enjoy reading personal statements and request that the final paragraph includes information on your specific interest in UNMC/Nebraska Medicine Dermatology.
Interview Dates
  •  Jan. 5, 2024 — Internal applicants and reserved applicants only. Virtual.
  •  Jan. 12 and 16, 2024  —  External advanced applicants only. Virtual.
Interview and Selection Process

  1. Each complete application will undergo a holistic review by two independent faculty members and will be scored based on the selection criteria above.
  2. A second round application review will be performed by the Education Team to determine the interview invitation status.
  3. Invitations for interview will be sent to selected candidates via email on Nov. 20, 2023.
  4. All faculty and resident physicians will independently score and rank each resident candidate after the interview. A summary score for each candidate will be calculated, and the rank process begins thereafter to determine the final rank list submitted to the National Resident Matching Program.
Applicant Scoring
Our education team has designed an objective scoring system to evaluate our residency applicants.
  •  45% Written Application: The written ERAS application is independently scored by two faculty based on the selection criteria above. This score accounts for 45% of the applicant's overall score.
  •  55% Interview: Each applicant invited to interview will be scored by all faculty and interviewers based on interpersonal/teamwork, professionalism andd integrity, grit, academic potential, and overall potential for UNMC. This scoring will make up 55% of the overall scoring algorithm.
Communication Etiquette
    • Questions about the application process or selection criteria should be directed to the program coordinator.
    • Post-interview questions about the program are welcome and encouraged via email; thank you cards are not necessary.
2023-2024 Resident Selection Committee
  • Jennifer Adams, MD, residency program director and committee chair.
  • Megan Arthur, MD.
  • Erin Barrett, MD.
  • Corey Georgesen, MD.
  • Nicole Harter, MD.
  • Kristie Hayes, MD.
  • Sarah Lonowski, MD, MBA.
  • Matthew Stephany, MD.
  • Ronald Sulewski, MD.
  • Adam Sutton, MD, MBA.
  • Ashley Wysong, MD, MS
  • Chief Residents: Dr. Erica Lee