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Dermatology Residency

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by KYD, Jul 23, 2001.

  1. KYD

    KYD New Member

    Jul 22, 2001
    I'm an osteopathic student interested in doing a dermatology residency. I have two questions that I hope someone can help me with.
    1) Osteopathic - do most applicants apply for an internship via the match, then apply the following year for Derm residency? Or do they apply via the match for Derm?
    2) Allopathic - How hard is it to be an osteopathic student applying for an allopathic residency in derm? Are there any programs that you know of that accepts DOs?
    Thanks for your help!
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  3. ryanpj

    ryanpj Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 29, 1999
    Evansville, IN. U.S.
  4. DO2

    DO2 Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 18, 1999
    Ditto that ditto.
  5. Ponderer

    Ponderer Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 4, 1999
    San Francisco
  6. ckent

    ckent Banned Banned

    Jul 31, 2000
    Hello, I have some information about Dermatology that may answer your questions. Dermatology is very competetive, only about two thirds of applicants found a position through the match. There are 291 NRMP (MD) positions thta would be open to both MD and DO student applicants, 8 DO positions that would only be open to DO students. There are 11 AOA approved programs, if you know what that means, I'm not sure. Dermatology residencies are three years following initial training, nearly all posiitons beginning at the PGY2 positions are available to med students through the NRMP Match, most applicants must arrange their own internship, several programs require the prior completion of a residency in another specialty. There are approximately 20 PGY-1 positions in 4 year programs. I got this information from Iserson's Getting into a Residency, it's a very good book and I would highly recommend it.
  7. nyskindr

    nyskindr Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    It will be very difficult for an Osteopathic student to match into an allopathic Derm program,this is possibly the most competitive residency due to the very small number of avaiable spots.Most matched applicants either rank very high in their class or have done derm research or both,and are familiar to the program they match into.Your efforts are likely to be most rewarded by concentrating on Osteopathic programs.
  8. KYD

    KYD New Member

    Jul 22, 2001
    Thanks everyone for all your help and info.
  9. DermRes

    DermRes Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    It is to my understanding that there is no DO derm match. Everyone apply during the internship year.

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