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Residency Program

The Department of Dermatology has nine faculty members, one being a dermatopathologist with joint appointments in Dermatology and Pathology. The department is equipped with a phototherapy unit for both PUVA and UVB and a pulsed dye laser for the treatment of vascular lesions. Our objective is to provide a stimulating educational atmosphere. By the end of the three-year training period, residents should be able to acquire Board certification and competently practice Dermatology. We adhere to the residency program requirements set by the American Board of Dermatology, Inc.


If you have an interest in our program, please contact us to discuss opportunities:

Residency Program Director
Barrett J. Zlotoff, M.D.

Associate Residency Program Directorresidence group photo 2019
Maggie Noland, M.D.

Residency Program Coordinator
Brenda Harris

Application Process

Applicants who wish to apply for the Dermatology Residency Training Program that begins July 2021 should apply in Fall 2019. Applications and all supporting material should be submitted through ERAS by October 15, 2019.

We participate in the Dermatology Specialty Match, and applicants should register with the National Resident Matching Program.

Applications require the following:

  1. Completed ERAS data form
  2. Updated curriculum vitae
  3. Three (3) to Four (4) letters of reference, in addition to the Dean’s letter
  4. Personal statement
  5. USMLE board scores
  6. Medical school transcript

There are no Board score cut-offs, but excellent scores are an advantage.

Graduates from foreign medical schools will be considered and all visa subtypes are supported. (The University of Virginia sponsors J1 Visas.) We require that the PGY-1 year be completed in the U.S.

Applicants invited for interviews will be invited early December 2019. (Due to the large number of applicants, you will not be notified if you are not sent an invitation for interviews).

Interviews will be held on December 12th and 13th, 2019.  A pre-interview dinner will be held the evening before each interview day and a tour and lunch provided of Charlottesville will be taken on day of your interview.

For information on housestaff benefits, credentialing requirements, and other important information, please visit the UVA Graduate Medical Education web site.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Diversity stands with ethics, integrity, and academic excellence, as a cornerstone of University culture. The University promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes, perspectives, and disciplines. When people of different backgrounds come together, they exchange ideas, question assumptions (including their own), and broaden the horizons for us all. A University of Virginia community rich in diversity affords every member equal respect and provides a forum for understanding our differences as well as our commonalities. In addition to clinical excellence, here at UVA Dermatology we are dedicated to help find meaning, fulfillment and satisfaction in your career.  We learn from our patients and each other.

For more information on diversity at the University of Virginia, please visit the Vice President & Chief Officer For Diversity & Equity.