How to Apply

All Applications for residency training, including reactivated applications from previous years, are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS®).

The University of Iowa Dermatology Residency Selection Committee requests that the following documents be submitted through the ERAS® Common Application Form:

  • Personal statement
  • USMLE scores, Step 1 and (if available) Step 2
  • ECFMG certificate, if applicable
  • Dean's letter
  • Transcript
  • Up to 4 letters of recommendation
  • Wallet-sized photograph

Applicants are urged to submit all documents to ERAS® as soon as possible in order that the credentials can be reviewed for the selection of applicants who will be invited to interview. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom in December and January. Candidates selected for interview will be notified by email.

Residency Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must have a preliminary year of postgraduate medical training (PGY-1). The first year must consist 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 similar broad-based programs in Canada accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC):

  • A transitional year (formerly called flexible first postgraduate year)
  • A first year residency in internal medicine, general surgery, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, or emergency medicine.


Applications for dermatology residency starting July 1, 2023 will be accepted until Oct. 1, 2021.

The Interview

In compliance with institutional, state, and national recommendations, our program will be conducting virtual interviews for the 2020-21 residency NRMP Match cycle. We will not offer in-person interviews or visits to our site in support of minimizing health risks associated with travel during this coronavirus pandemic and to provide an equitable interview experience to all applicants.

Invitations to interview

Invitations from our program will be extended via an email from our program coordinator on November 25.

What should you expect on the interview day?

Your interview day will begin at either 8 AM or 10:30 AM on the Zoom platform. You will interview with the majority of our faculty and you will have a chance to talk to some of our residents.