Applying to dermatology residency without a home program: Advice to medical students in the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Clin Dermatol. 2022 Sep-Oct;40(5):513-515. doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2022.01.003. Epub 2022 Mar 4.


Dermatology has historically been one of the most competitive residencies to match into. One commonly overlooked factor is the importance of having mentors in the field, as they have experience guiding successful applicants and can provide great insight into what residency programs are looking for. Given that many students without home dermatology programs may struggle to find mentors in the field, we share advice on how these students can obtain the mentorship and guidance needed to match into dermatology.

Keywords: Dermatology Residency; Mentorship; Social Media.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19* / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency*
  • Mentors
  • Pandemics
  • Students, Medical*