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Application Process

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Two positions are available on a competitive basis each year in the Dermatology Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Scottsdale, Arizona. Both positions are categorical positions and include a PGY-1 year in the Transitional Year Residency.


Before beginning the Dermatology Residency, candidates need to complete one year (PGY-1) of clinically based training at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix, Arizona, in the Transitional Year Residency. It's not necessary to apply separately to the Transitional Year Residency.

Also, see general admissions requirements for Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

How to apply

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by Oct. 1, 2023.

We will be participating in the Nov. 20, 2023, interview release date. Interview invitations will be sent out on Nov. 20, and you will be able to schedule your interview on Nov. 27.

Virtual interviews will be half days on the following dates - Jan. 3, 10, and 17, 2023. 

You do not need to apply separately to the Transitional Year Residency.

You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

  1. Visit the ERAS website. All applications to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education (MCSGME) programs must include these application materials. In addition to the standard MCSGME application materials, this program requires an additional letter of recommendation (for a total of three letters of recommendation).
  2. Appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Candidates must register through the NRMP website in addition to applying through ERAS.

Applicant interviews with the faculty will be conducted virtually via Zoom in January 2023.

For the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will be participating in the supplemental ERAS application offered through the AAMC's ERAS program. Applicants will be required to complete the MyERAS application, and participation in the supplemental ERAS application is optional. 

The additional information will help our program staff learn more about applicants' medical education journey, including more meaningful information about work, volunteer, and research experiences. This helps us better identify applicants who fit our program environment and mission. 

The supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform outside the MyERAS application and must be completed between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30.