residency programs

Medicine-Dermatology Training Program

A medicine-dermatology residency program was established in 2009 between the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Training Program and the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. This program is designed to permit the acquisition of knowledge and experience across both disciplines that will aid in the care of patients with complex medical and dermatologic illnesses with candidates eligible upon completion of training to sit for boards in both internal medicine and dermatology. Training emphasizes the cutaneous and systemic management of complex medical dermatology illness including, but not limited to, autoimmune connective tissue and blistering disorders, cutaneous lymphoma and other cutaneous malignancy, inpatient consultative dermatology and more broadly the recognition of the dermatologic manifestations and implications of systemic diseases. This combined training will prepare trainees for a wide array of potential careers at the interface of internal medicine and dermatology, in clinical practice or in the academic setting. 

Residents in the combined medicine-dermatology track will train for 5 years, 30 months in each specialty, beginning with a preliminary year in medicine, followed by a PGY-2 year in Dermatology, then a combined track for the remaining three years with exposure alternating roughly every 2 months between dermatology and medicine experiences.
All positions are filled through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP), and applications are submitted electronically through ERAS.   Candidates are asked to submit a personal statement that reflects their combined med-derm training interest and career aspirations, in addition at least one letter from a medicine dept as part of their applicationCandidates who match to medicine-dermatology will be committed to the 5-year training program. 

Our Match number for this program is 1261785C0 - Medicine-Derm- BWH (Brigham and Women's Hospital)
Our 2020 Interview date will be Monday, January 13th.

Please apply through ERAS by October 1st.  Note that a Department of Medicine Chair letter is required for all candidates applying to this program.
If you have any questions, please contact our residency program manager at 617-726-5254 (

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