Residency Program FAQ

Questions?

Contact our Dermatology Residency Program Coordinator at 612-624-9964, or e-mail dermapp@umn.edu.

When is the application due date?
Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. central time October 15th. We will be filling 2 Combined Med-Derm positions to start July 1, 2019.

Will you have any PGY-2 positions available for July 1, 2018?
No.

Is there a USMLE score cut-off?
The most competitive applicants will be invited to interview.

What Visas do you accept?
We only accept J-1 visas.

How many letters of recommendation are required?
Our program requires that you have a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation in addition to the dean’s letter.

Who should I get letters of recommendation from?
Try to get letters from dermatologists as well as internists. Letters from both specialties are highly desired.

Do you restrict applicants that have already completed a residency?
No- we will consider all applications.

What format for Letters of Recommendation are accepted / preferred?
We will accept both standardized and narrative-style letters.

Do you accept foreign medical graduates that have not had clinical experience in the US?
We will consider foreign medical graduates whether they have clinical experience in the USA or not. Each application will be considered on a case by case basis. Foreign medical graduates must be ECFMG certified to be considered.

How much research experience is required to apply?
We do not require any research experience but it is highly desirable.

Are USMLE Step 1 CK and or CS required prior to an invitation to interview or prior to the match list submission date?
USMLE Step 1 is required upon application. USMLE Step 2 CK and or CS scores are not required to interview.