How To Apply

How to Apply to UNMC Dermatology Residency


The UNMC Department of Dermatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). It is a 3-year program in dermatology (PGY2-PGY4) following completion of a clinical internship (PGY-1). All positions will be filled through the NRMP Match.

We have 3 positions in the Fall 2022 NRMP match cycle: three A-Advanced positions (for PGY-2s starting July 1, 2024). For applicants interested in completing their internship 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 PGY-1 internal medicine interns who have matched into dermatology at UNMC.

Applications will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The ERAS application should include the CV, MSPE Dean's Letter, Medical School Transcript and USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK scores. We recommend a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation.

We enjoy reading personal statements and request that the final paragraph includes information on your specific interest in UNMC/Nebraska Dermatology.

Application Deadline: October 1st

For specific questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Resident Coordinator Jaida Carley

Transparency in the Application Process

The UNMC Department of Dermatology believes in transparency and communication about our residency application process in terms of selection criteria and 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. We will be participating in a pilot through the APD in partnership with the AAMC Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) to utilize a supplemental ERAS application for use by dermatology during the upcoming 2021-2022 application and selection cycle. This supplemental application is optional will open in ERAS on September 1 and will include preference signaling and a revised experiences section with the goal of facilitating holistic review and improving the application screening process. UNMC Dermatology strongly believe the dermatology residency selection process should be reciprocal in nature and allow for the best "match" for all involved. Please see the information below and don't hesitate to reach out with any additional questions.

  1. 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 are desired qualities.
    5. Research not required but encouraged (does not need to be in dermatology).
    6. Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation are required 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 (URiM) applicants, applicants without home dermatology programs, applicants with a connection to or special interest in Nebraska or rural access to care.
  2. Exclusion Criteria
    1. USMLE Step 1 Score of below 200
    2. We accept applications from individuals with J-1 visa sponsorship through ECFMG but not H1-B or F-1 visas.
  3. Interview Process
    1. All positions will be filled through the NRMP Match Process.
    2. All application information should be formally submitted through ERAS, application materials should not be sent directly to the program.
    3. Each complete application will undergo a holistic review by two independent faculty members and will be scored based on the selection criteria above.
    4. A second round application review will be performed by the Education Team to determine the interview invitation status.
    5. Invitations for interview will be sent to selected candidates via email and we are participating in the APD national interview release date on November 21st, 2022.
    6. Of note, we will be interviewing for THREE (3) dermatology positions -- 3 Advanced (A, July 1, 2024 start date).
    7. Interview dates are as follows:
      1. January 4th, 2023 -- Internal Candidates Only.
      2. January 17th & 20th, 2023 -- External Candidates Only (VIRTUALLY).
    8. 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 NRMP.
  4. Applicant Overall Scoring
    1. Our education team has designed an objective scoring system to evaluate our applicants in for dermatology residency.
    2. 45% Written Application:  The written ERAS application is independently scored by two faculty based on the selection criteria above (#1) and this score accounts for 45% of the applicants overall score.
    3. 55% Interview: Each applicant invited to interview will be scored by all faculty and interviewers based on interpersonal/teamwork, professionalism & integrity, grit, academic potential, and overall potential for UNMC.  This scoring will make up 55% of the overall scoring algorithm.
  5. Communication Etiquette
    1. Questions about the application process or selection criteria should be directed to the Program Coordinator.
    2. Post-interview questions about the program are welcome and encouraged via email, thank you cards are not necessary--save the trees ;)
  6. 2021-2022 Resident Selection Committee
    1. Chair -- Dr. Jennifer Adams, Residency Program Director
    2. Members:
      1. Faculty: Dr. Megan Arthur, Dr. Erin Barrett, Dr. Corey Georgesen, Dr. Nicole Harter, Dr. Kristie Hayes, Dr. Sarah Lonowski, Dr. Matthew Stephany, Dr. Ronald Sulewski, Dr. Adam Sutton, Dr. Lauri Vargo, Dr. Ashley Wysong
      2. Chief Residents