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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 Rochester, Minnesota, offers a patient mix that provides experience with routine cases and unusual skin disorders, intensive didactic training, and a strong diagnostics program.

At Mayo Clinic, we care for patients from all around the world, from local to international visitors. Our goal is to train a diverse group of future dermatologists that will be able to deliver compassionate and high-level care to all patients in their community and beyond. The institution and program value and demand an environment of mutual respect for all members of the health care team, patients, and visitors to Mayo Clinic.

Residents are expected to participate in scholarly activity and may also participate in rotations at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, or Jacksonville, Florida.

Dermatology Residency: Program overview


Dermatology Residency: Program overview

Highlights of this program include:

  • The unique opportunity to manage patients with severe and complex dermatologic diseases in a hospital setting
  • Training in dermatologic surgery, dermatopathology, immunodermatology, inpatient and outpatient dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and clinical research
  • Rotations on an inpatient primary dermatology service
  • Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs, and one-on-one instruction are all integral parts of the residency
  • Nearly limitless opportunities to participate in research and academic activities. The Department of Dermatology's large, international faculty has many unique research interests, including:
    • Aesthetic dermatology
    • Complex medical disease
    • Cutaneous oncology
    • Lymphoma
    • Mucous membrane disease
    • Pediatric dermatology
    • Psoriasis
    • Transplant dermatology
    • Women's dermatology
Dermatology residents in the Resident Room on the 16th floor of the Gonda building

Virtual tour: Explore clinical and surgical dermatology and dermatopathology on the 16th floor of the Gonda building

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Dermatology residents in a consult at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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.

Carilyn Wieland, M.D.


The Dermatology Residency fulfills training requirements as stated by The American Board of Dermatology and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


Upon completion of the residency, participants will be eligible to take the American Board of Dermatology certifying examination.

Program history

The Dermatology Residency at Mayo Clinic began in 1917. It was officially accredited by the ACGME in 1954. More than 500 physicians have completed the residency training. Up to eight residents complete training in this program annually.

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