How to Apply

Application deadline

Applications are due October 15.

Application format

We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Paper applications will not be accepted.

In addition, our program will be participating in the supplemental ERAS application for dermatology given that most dermatology programs (>75% so far) are participating in the supplemental ERAS application that includes formalized preference signaling as it provides helpful information to our faculty in picking applicants for interviews that would be a good fit for our program.

Position availability

We offer three 3-year positions per year.

Interview selection

Candidates selected for interview must have passed the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step I and Step II and a have a transcript indicating outstanding performance in the first 3 years of medical school. Letters of recommendations must be strong.

Final selections for interview will be made by the program director, in consultation with the faculty. All interviews will be held virtually and include an interview with faculty, a Q&A session with residents, and a discussion of the curriculum with our program director and coordinator. We typically interview 16 to 20 applicants on our interview days.

All applicants are considered including foreign medical school, MD and DO students as well as those who have completed prior training. Those who have completed prior training would enter the program at a PGY-2 level.

Please see the AACM Residency Explorer Tool for additional information.

Pre-interview communication guidelines

We kindly ask applicants to refrain from contacting our program to express interest or provide application updates as our program will be participating in the supplemental ERAS application

Post-Interview communication guidelines

Applicants should not feel the need to send thank you notes to our program. While some applicants may choose to send a "letter of intent" correspondence to our program, this is not necessary, and applicants should not feel pressure to send such a message. Informal communications between our program and applicants will be kept to a minimum. Applicants should not equate lack of communication from our program with lack of interest from our program.

Second look

Our program understands that a subsequent in-person visit (second look) to our institution and surrounding area may be helpful for applicant rank decisions. However, these “second looks” will be optional as we recognize these visits can financially impact residents and increase administrative burdens. To help applicants gain a greater insight into our program we offer a pre-recorded tour of the dermatology department. To avoid bias/impact to our rank list, second look visits will be allowed after our final rank list is submitted.

Diversity and inclusion

We understand that diversity fosters innovation and creates a welcoming and inclusive environment for our patients, colleagues, and communities.

Graduate Medical Education at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is committed to recruiting underrepresented minorities and physicians with diverse backgrounds to our residency and fellowship programs.

Graduate Medical Education Statement on Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging