Welcome to SDN's Dermatology Forum. My name is DermMatch, and I joined SDN to help applicants in the dermatology match. I am writing this guide because I was dissatisfied with the Dermguide sold for $8 at the now-defunct DermBoard, historically the place where derm applicants flocked. The for-profit site, which I felt was poorly run and rife with distracting spammer ads, sold me a little essay with no substantive advice for the money I paid. But I bought it because I was stressed and felt like I needed every advantage possible. So I assembled a guide to the dermatology match, based on my experience, the experience of my friends in dermatology, and my involvement with the dermatology interview process as a resident. It is not meant to be a definitive guide, but rather a collection of helpful perspectives. This guide is permanently posted for all to read here at SDN dermatology forum. I guarantee you that I cover the same ground covered by the Dermboard's application guide, but of course presented from my own viewpoint. I welcome your thoughts, but please post your feedback by starting a separate thread in the public forum so everyone can benefit rather than swamping me with PMs. To keep this guide as seamless as possible, please do not reply to this thread, as doing so will break up the guide and make reading difficult. Also, I welcome private messages with your questions, but because our common contributions help make this SDN forum lively, I will answer these PMs after I post them publicly under my name, with your permission and appropriate redacting for privacy. Posting your question also expands the number of helpful responses you will receive. When you PM, please automatically include your permission to repost publicly so I don't have to send you another PM. The content of this thread and its posts written by DermMatch are protected by Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. This means I keep my copyright but allow people to copy and distribute my work provided they give me credit — no commercial uses of this text are allowed, and this text may not be modified.