COVID-19 Statement

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to medical education across the country. We understand that students’ anxiety about the upcoming application cycle has been heightened given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 related changes to curriculum and scheduling and how this will affect the residency application process. Click the link above to read more.

Thank you for your interest in the dermatology residency program at UAMS.

Applications for residency are accepted only through the ERAS system. The application deadline is October 20th, 2020 for consideration for entry into the program on July 1st, 2021. The dermatology residency program at UAMS is a categorical program. PGY-1 interns complete a preliminary year in Internal Medicine and are expected to function in a similar capacity to categorical Internal Medicine interns during that year.

The department of dermatology has set a recommended minimum Step 1 score of 235 and 3 letters of recommendation to be considered for acceptance into the program. The NRMP provides information to applicants regarding successfully matched applicants including average Step scores for dermatology. USMLE Step 2 CK is not required for the application, but it is strongly recommended.

Due to the COVID pandemic, opportunities for “in-person”, away rotations were severely limited.  Our program absolutely recognizes the impact of COVID and will take all of these factors into account as we review applications.  Although we are not planning to offer virtual “open house” for applicants at this time, please contact our residency coordinator Mrs. Kim Aeilts at with any questions.

Virtual Interviews will be held on December 4th and December 11th, 2020 for this year’s applicants.  There will be ample time for Q&A with residents and faculty during the interview day and once interviews are completed.