The Dermatology Resident Selection Committee is in charge of evaluating candidates for all residency positions. Applications must be submitted through the ERAS system no later than November 30 of the corresponding application year. Only completed applications will be considered for review. Prospective candidates will be asked to participate in an interview with members of the selection committee. The University of Puerto Rico Dermatology Residency program accepts applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The deadline for the application is December 1st. Interviews are by invitation only and will be held during the period between December-February. Invitations usually sent by mid December.

To be eligible for a dermatology residency position, the applicant must comply with the following requirements:

  1. The applicant must have graduated from a LCME-approved medical school in the United States of America or Canada.
  2. The applicant must complete the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) application form.
  3. The applicant must complete the ERAS application online.
  4. The applicant must submit a certified transcript of credits from the medical school attended.
  5. The applicant must possess a license to practice in Puerto Rico or be able to obtain it prior to his/her scheduled commencement of training.
  6. The applicant must submit a certified transcript with test(s) results of the United States Medical Licensure Examination(s)
  7. Prior to the start of his/her dermatology residency, the resident should have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited first year of post-graduate medical education (PGY-I) on a broad discipline such as internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, family medicine, obstetrics, and gynecology, general surgery or a rotational/transitional internship.  Under unusual circumstances, training in other clinical disciplines may be accepted as a first post-graduate year.
  8. The applicant must provide letters of recommendation from:
    1. Medical School Dean or designated official including the applicant’s academic ranking (if available) and personal qualifications.
    2. Letters of recommendation from at least two healthcare professionals who can attest to the applicant’s personal and professional qualifications.
  9. The applicant must know to read and speak both Spanish and English.
  10. If the applicant is a graduate of a foreign medical school not accredited by the LCME, he/she must:
    1. Comply with the requirements noted above
    2. Submit a certified ECFMG certificate
    3. Submit a certified copy of the medical school diploma