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Incoming residents attend a welcome brunch with Residency Leadership Team, Chief Residents, and fellow trainees.


There are 4 advanced clinical positions open for July 1, 2025.

how to apply

The University of Washington accepts applications only through the ERAS system from applicants registered for the NRMP Match. Incomplete, late, or paper applications will not be considered.

We welcome applications from International Medical Graduates.

The University of Washington Dermatology Residency Program will be matching for 4 residents to start July 1, 2025.

A complete application, received through the ERAS system by September 29, 2023 includes:

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • Personal Statement (1-2 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Medical School Transcripts
  • Dean’s Letter (Medical School Performance Evaluation)
  • Three Letters of Reference – from faculty, mentors, or supervisors who know you well and can address your performance. One of these would ideally be from an academic Dermatologist and address your performance in Dermatology and commitment to the study of Dermatology. A 4th letter can be included if it provides new information about your qualifications. More than one letter from a Dermatologist is also acceptable, but one is all that is necessary.
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores (a minimum of Step 1 completed). We require applicants to have passed USMLE 1, and encourage taking Step 2. USMLE scores are only a minor component of one's application.

If your application is incomplete for any reason by September 29, 2023, it will not be reviewed.

Due to the large number of applications to our program, we cannot offer any feedback on individual applications.

General information for interested applicants

Program Signaling

While historically we have performed holistic review on all applications, depending on the number of applications received, it may not be feasible this year. In the last two cycles, applicants who signaled our program were more likely to receive an interview invite. During this cycle, all applicants who signal our program (either gold or silver tokens) will be reviewed holistically. Whether we are able to review the remaining non-signal applications will depend on the number of applications and signals received. For this reason, if you are not planning to signal our program, please consider whether it is worth applying.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

As part of the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, we are committed to building and sustaining a multicultural community that fosters equity, diversity and inclusion. We believe that this is achieved by intentionally creating opportunities for involvement, participation and growth for each individual and by nurturing a positive institutional climate through professional development, education, policy and practice. Our objective is to create a community that encourages participation and connection, and that values each individual's unique contribution, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical status and age.

Applicants with Previous Training

The University of Washington Dermatology Residency Program encourages and considers applicants with previous residency training. However, if these applicants match with the program, the stipend level is not adjusted for previous years of training.

Matched Applicants

Applicants who successfully match with the University of Washington must successfully complete a broad-based clinical year (PGY-1) in a program, accredited by the ACGME, or in such a program located in Canada and accredited by the RCPSC, in emergency medicine, family medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, or the transitional year.

All matched applicants must have passed USMLE Step 3 by the time training in dermatology begins. 


Sidney Hoskins, MD

Resident Reflections

“Since joining UW Dermatology as a resident just over a year ago, I have been blown away by the incredibly talented and genuine people I get to work with and learn from every day. The breadth of clinical experiences is incredible and by the end of residency, this program prepares you to competently take care of patients in any clinical setting. One of my favorite aspects of UW Dermatology is the opportunity to participate in sub-committees with faculty and administrative staff focusing on wellness, volunteerism, JEDI and more within the department.”

— Sidney Hoskins, MD (she/her/hers), Third-year resident (PGY-3)


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