Welcome and thank you for your interest in the University of Vermont Medical Center Dermatology Residency Program.

The greatest strength of our dermatology residency program is a broad and deep exposure to clinical dermatology. Academic conferences are held weekly, including a resident basic science conference, dermatology grand rounds, dermatopathology rounds, and journal club.

Attendance at local, regional, and national meetings is encouraged. 

In part because the dermatology residency program is small, resident exposure to all aspects of dermatology is particularly broad. Our goal is to prepare individuals both for clinical academic careers and for general dermatology practice.

At present, we accept two residents per year.

Specific rotations for up to one month at a time are provided each year in dermatologic surgery, dermatopathology, and general dermatology. Shorter rotations both on and off site are available to learn specialized procedures in and related to dermatology and dermatologic surgery.

The surgical curriculum is weighted heavily toward cutaneous oncology. However, the resident will also become proficient and will have hands on experience in the utilization of botulinum toxin, Restylane, pulsed dye laser, Alexandrite laser, Long pulse Alexandrite hair removal laser, and sclerotherapy.

Inpatient consultations are all seen by our residents as primary evaluation. On average there is one inpatient consultation per day.

Residents are encouraged to develop their responsibilities as teachers and are responsible for teaching junior residents and medical students. Residents are expected to present at local and national meetings and are expected to publish during their residency tenure.

The faculty is comprised of ten full-time dermatology faculty, including one pediatric dermatologist, and three full-time dermatopathologists.

Applications are accepted only through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service. The deadline for completed applications is October 1.

Those selected to interview are notified in November. At interview, candidates will meet with each faculty member and our residents.

Our dermatology residency program administrator is Heather Gottfried. Any questions may be directed to her.

Joseph C. Pierson MD

Joseph C. Pierson, M.D.
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Dermatology Residency Program Director