Residency Selection Process

The Department of Dermatology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and uses the American Association of Medical College's (AAMC) Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) as the primary source of resident applicants.

For the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will recommend all applicants to complete a supplemental ERAS application, offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants will be required to complete the MyERAS application.

The additional information will help our program staff learn more about applicants’ medical education journey, including more meaningful information about work, volunteer, and research experiences, and help us better identify applicants who fit our program environment and mission.

Please bookmark the supplemental ERAS application section of the AAMC website to find the latest information, FAQs, and resources.

We are open to the ABD's Investigative Training Track and encourage those residents interested in a research career to apply to our program. Please be sure to mention this as well as the potential fit with our broader medical center's research and resources in your personal statement.

Interview Dates
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Tuesday, January 23, 2024

We anticipate sending out interview invitations on November 20, 2023, as part of the coordinated release recommended by the Association of Professors in Dermatology (APD).

Vanderbilt Dermatology supports the use of the clinical (ECFMG sponsored) J-1 Visa for all clinical trainees. For more information visit Please allow 120 days for the processing of a J-1 visa. Vanderbilt Dermatology does not sponsor graduates on H-1B visas. Please see the Vanderbilt House Staff Manual for more information (linked for your convenience).

When conducting and participating in virtual interviews, the residency and fellowship programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) want all participants in the interview process to have the best experience possible.  We recognize that candidates want to present their best and any type of recording during this process may add undue stress to the process. We would like to agree that neither party (program or candidate) record nor distribute any part of any interview conducted on a virtual platform (e.g., Zoom, WebEx, Skype, etc.).  This includes screenshots, still photos, audio recording, and video recording.  Please direct any questions to the program director.