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First-year residents
(l-r) First-year residents Keesha Jeter, MD, Heather Mahurin, MD, Lindsey Warner, MD, and Caitlin Brumfiel, MD. 


Our program’s mission is to cultivate diverse, compassionate, professional, and inquisitive future leaders and expert dermatologists. 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.

Virtual Open House/UW Dermatology Residency Program Introduction

program Highlights

  • Rich in-patient consultative and outpatient experiences at major medical centers  

  • Unique specialty clinics including derm-rheum, Merkel cell carcinoma, pigmented lesions, blistering diseases, CTCL, HIV, dermatologic oncology, medical genetics, nail disorders, contact dermatology, and more 

  • Comprehensive clinical and didactic curriculum to ensure preparation for independent practice, boards, and beyond 

  • Training dermatopathology, pediatric dermatology, and dermatologic surgery 

Residents rowing
Faculty and residents hit the water for our 2023 Rowing Retreat on Lake Union.

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. 

First-year residents
Faculty and residents enjoy the fall festivities at Swan Trail Farms in Snohomish, Wash. 

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Drs. Brandling-Bennett and Alam

Resident Reflections

"I could not be happier to train at UW for my dermatology residency. UW Dermatology's greatest strength is the people that make up the division. The faculty are incredibly supportive and dedicated teachers who treat the residents as people first. I am continually inspired by my co-residents and love the collaborative, fun learning environment we have created as a group. A major strength of training at UW is the diversity of training sites and the large catchment area especially if you love a good zebra case. Plus, Seattle is an amazing and beautiful place to live!" —Mariam Alam, MD, third-year resident, 2023-24 Chief Resident


To reach the UW Dermatology Residency Program, please email, or call 206.685.6120.