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Information for applicants to the Dermatology Residency Training Program at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital


The deadline for applicants participating in the 2018 match is October 31, 2017

Positions Available

We have four positions available. We will fill all four positions through the NRMP (National Residency Matching Program).


We only accept applications submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service.  We would suggest that you visit the ERAS home page for details at

We require that all of the following information be submitted by our deadline:

  • Standard ERAS application
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE scores: Step 1 (or equivalent). If additional steps have been completed, those scores should also be submitted.
  • MSPE/Dean’s letter
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Minimum of Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Photograph (if selected for interview)


Interviews will be held in January. Applicants will be contacted in late November and into December regarding their status. Applicants selected for interview will be notified by telephone or email. Applicants selected as alternates and those not selected for interview will be notified by email only.

Additional Information

We do consider applications from candidates with prior residency training.

Prior to beginning dermatology training with our program, all residents must complete at least 12 months of clinical training in one of the following types of broad-based programs in the United States accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or a similar program in Canada accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: a transitional year (formerly called flexible first postgraduate year), or a first year residency in emergency medicine, family medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics, or preliminary year.