Our vision: To cultivate diverse, compassionate, professional and inquisitive future leaders and expert dermatologists.

Program Aims

  • Recruit intellectually curious, dedicated and diverse individuals with a range of career interests.
  • Train residents to expertly treat individuals with both common and medically-complex skin conditions in the ambulatory, inpatient and virtual settings.
  • Foster residents’ individualized career development to achieve their unique career goals.
  • Support personal wellness for sustainable engagement in the field of dermatology through mentorship, collaboration, and program flexibility.
  • Graduate highly professional, outstanding clinicians, advocates and leaders in dermatology who will serve the community with integrity.

The dermatology residency program consists of three years of clinically oriented instruction with the trainee rotating through all the hospitals in the University of Washington system, as well as the Puget Sound Veterans Hospital and Seattle Children's Hospital. The curriculum includes clinical mentorship by full-time faculty and training with over two dozen clinical faculty. Residents practice at outpatient clinics, hospital ward rounds, and teaching conferences. The program allows graduated responsibility for patient care, satisfies the requirements of the American Board of Dermatology, and is currently accredited through ACGME.  

Please refer to the application process for more information.

2021 Graduates - Post Residency Plans

Take a look at where our recent graduates will be post-residency and what really made a difference in their training here at UW.


In the Division of Dermatology Residency Training Program, we value and honor diversity and believe it is integral to providing excellent patient care and an optimal environment to learn. We are committed to increasing opportunity and promoting diversity through recruitment and advancement of diverse trainees. We strive to cultivate a respectful, safe, and inclusive environment for all.

As part of our ongoing efforts and commitment as a division to see every individual as their true and whole selves, to continue to actively work towards achieving an open, diverse, and inclusive environment, and to strive to welcome and honor every person’s identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinions, all faculty, staff, and residents sign this PDF iconCulture of Inclusion agreement each year.


Resident Reflections

"Starting dermatology residency amid a pandemic could be a very isolating experience, but thanks to all of the amazing people in UW Dermatology, I already feel like part of the family. Everyone, from our attendings to support staff, is so incredibly welcoming, supportive, and kind. Despite all the unique challenges that we are facing as healthcare providers at this time, this program continues to prioritize the education and safety of residents." - Dr. Caitlin Crimp, Resident