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Graduate medical education in dermatology at Mayo Clinic

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The Dermatology Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, offers an outstanding educational experience that combines a one-year Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency (PGY-1) with a three-year Dermatology Residency (PGY-2 through PGY-4). 

As a resident, you will learn the specialty of dermatology within the integrated Mayo system, renowned for quality medical care and health care innovation.

Highlights of the Dermatology Residency include:

  • A learning environment that maximizes the opportunity for individual achievement in a supportive, collegial, and academic setting
  • Exposure to subspecialty areas on a weekly basis including general dermatology, dermatopathology, cosmetic dermatology, and pediatric dermatology
  • Away rotations: one month at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota (during the first year) and one month at Phoenix Children's Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona (during the second and third year)
  • Two months of elective time
  • Up to ten trip days a year per resident to present your research at meetings
  • Mentoring program to create connections for future career success

The Dermatology Residency prepares you for a successful career in private practice or academic medicine.

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Your training experience

As a resident at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

Program director, Leila Tolaymat, M.D. and Associate Program Director, Katherine Bodiford, M.D.

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You will have access to tremendous clinical, educational, and research resources throughout your training. The program encourages successful mentor-mentee relationships to maximize the opportunity for personal achievement.


The Dermatology Residency fulfills the requirements for training as stated by the American Board of Dermatology and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) with a maximum accreditation cycle of 10 years.


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.

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