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 routine and medically-complex skin-diseased patients 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.

Training Tracks

Our residency program offers a standard training track and a research track.

Standard Training Track

The standard training track is 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 September 2018 by ACGME

Please refer to the application process for more information.

Research Track

We currently do not have a NIH T32 training grant or a specific research track. It is possible that the dermatology program could accommodate a resident who is extremely motivated for laboratory or clinical research since the division has close ties with senior scientists in all the basic science departments and with clinical researchers in several disciplines.