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
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
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
The faculty is comprised of eight full-time dermatology faculty
and two full-time dermatopathologists. We are allied with
multiple faculty in other divisions.
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
Our dermatology residency program administrator and student coordinator is
Heather Gottfried. Any questions may be directed to her.
Joseph C. Pierson, M.D.
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Dermatology Residency Program Director