Welcome and thank you for your interest in the University of Vermont Medical Center Dermatology Residency Program.
At present, we accept two residents per year.
The greatest strength of our dermatology residency program is a broad and deep exposure to clinical dermatology, surgical dermatology and dermatopathology.
Dermatology grand rounds are held monthly (1st Thursday of the month)
Academic conferences are held weekly. These include:
- Resident basic science lectures
- Journal club
- Clinical-Path Correlation conference
- Kodachrome review sessions
- Dermatopathology lectures
- Dermatopathology slide review sessions
- Pharmacology & Genodermatoses lectures
Specific rotations for one month at a time are provided each year in general dermatology, dermatologic surgery and dermatopathology. External rotations area available during elective months if a specific focus of dermatology is not offered on site.
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, filler, pulsed dye laser, Alexandrite laser, Long pulse Alexandrite hair removal laser, and chemical peels.
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.
Residents take call for inpatient consults and emergencies during their PGY-2 and PGY-3 years. On average there is one inpatient consultation per day.
Residents are encouraged to develop their responsibilities as teachers. They are responsible for teaching junior residents and medical students. Residents are encouraged to attend and expected to present at local and national meetings, as well as publish during their residency tenure.
The faculty is comprised of fourteen full-time dermatology faculty, including one pediatric dermatologist, four mohs surgeons and three dermatopathologists.
Applications are accepted only through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service. The deadline for completed applications is November 1.
In regards to Step 1 scores, >220 is preferred, but this is a flexible cut-off. We require 3 letters of recommendation. Applicants should have pursued at least one clinical or lab research project (poster, oral presentation, paper). UVM Dermatology has a history of welcoming rotating medical students from across the country, many of whom have successfully matched into our program. During the COVID-19 pandemic and the implementation of statewide travel bans, we have been unable to accommodate visiting medical students from other institutions. In an effort to be transparent during this application cycle, we would like all prospective applicants to be aware that many factors are considered in selecting interviewees. Applicants who have previously rotated through our department, applicants who have performed research with our faculty, those with personal ties to this region of the country, and those with exceptionally compelling applications are at an advantage during the process. We also prioritize underrepresented minority applicants. We have a total of 20 interview spots for 2 resident positions. Our interviews will be held on November 19 and December 10 via Zoom. We will have a social event for interviewees the evening prior to those dates.
Those selected to interview are notified by November. At interview, candidates will meet with each faculty member and our residents.
For more information about our residency, please follow us on Instagram, @uvmdermres!
Our dermatology residency program administrator is Heather Gottfried. Any questions may be directed to her.
Joseph C. Pierson, M.D.
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Dermatology Residency Program Director