Program description

Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, offers a program that combines a one-year Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency (PGY-1) with a three-year Dermatology Residency (PGY-2 through PGY-4). There is not a separate application for the preliminary year.

The Dermatology Residency prepares you for a career in private practice or academic medicine. Your training includes:

  • Inpatient and outpatient dermatology
  • Dermatologic surgery
  • Dermatopathology
  • Clinical research
  • Elective rotations at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota (one month)
  • Pediatric dermatology — longitudinal community experience and required rotation to Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona (one month in second and third years)
  • Extensive clinical training in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes

Mayo's patient mix offers experience with both routine general dermatology cases and unusual skin disorders, ensuring strong training in diagnostics.

Matching to the Dermatology Residency includes the one-year Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency (PGY-1) that is available only for trainees who complete all of their residency training at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. The goal of the one-year Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency is to provide a solid foundation for further training in anesthesiology, dermatology, neurology, radiation oncology, and radiology advanced programs. Internal medicine preliminary residents are included within the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) complement of the first year of the Internal Medicine Residency.


The Dermatology Residency fulfills the requirements for training as stated by the American Board of Dermatology and is accredited by the ACGME.


You will be eligible to take the American Board of Dermatology examination upon completion of the residency.

Program history

The Dermatology Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida began in 2000, with two residents graduating each year since 2003. It is anticipated that two residents will complete training in this program annually.