residency programs

Medicine-Dermatology Training Program

Two medical dermatology programs have been established between the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Training Program and the Departments of Medicine of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Each of these programs 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. This includes, but is not limited to, the management of autoimmune and blistering disorders, cutaneous vasculitidies, lymphomas, other unusual cutaneous tumors, severe dermatoses requiring toxic immunomodulatory therapies, as well as the recognition of the dermatologic manifestations and implications of systemic diseases. This combined training will prepare internist-dermatologists for careers in clinical practice or on academic faculties as specialists in the broad spectrum of adult illness shared by internal medicine and dermatology.   As of 2013, our medicine dermatology training has been consolidated into one program between the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency training program and the Internal Medicicine training program at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Residents in the combined medicine-dermatology track will train 30 months in each specialty, beginning with a preliminary year in medicine, followed by a full second-year in Dermatology, then a combined track for the remaining three years. 

All positions are filled through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP), and applications are submitted electronically through ERAS.  For more information, please contact the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  Candidates can apply to this medicine-dermatology training program as well as the advanced dermatology and/or the BWH categorical internal medicine program.  However, candidates who match to medicine-dermatology will be committed to the 5-year training program. 

Our Match number for this program is listed below:
1261785C0 - Medicine-Derm- BWH (Brigham and Women's Hospital)
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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