Our Mission

The Department of Dermatology's residency program seeks to produce exceptional clinical dermatologists who practice medical dermatology and/or cutaneous oncology following their residency. The program seeks to accomplish this by having a robust clinical and didactic curriculum that is rooted in the ACGME core competencies.

A special emphasis is placed on producing dermatologists who will work with patient populations that are underserved for geographic or socioeconomic reasons or those who will make important contributions to the future of dermatology by choosing careers as academic clinician educators.

Our residency program is designed to provide outstanding clinical and didactic experiences, led by program director (Dr. Joy Mosser), assistant program director (Dr. Kelly Tyler) and medical student director (Dr. Jessica Kaffenberger). The program is sufficiently structured to ensure that no topics are neglected, but allows enough flexibility for the interested resident to pursue their preferred area of expertise. 

Application Process

The recruitment and selection of dermatology residents will be done in accordance with both The Ohio State University and University Hospital policies of equal opportunity and non-discrimination with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability and veteran status. In addition, the Department of Dermatology will adhere to the eligibility criteria outlined in the Institutional and Common Program Requirements published by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Program Requirements of the Dermatology Resident Review Committee (RRC).

Residents will be independently selected by the director of the Residency Training program. Residents will be selected in a manner consistent with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Prospective candidates must fulfill the requirements for appointment to the faculty of The Ohio State University as clinical instructor house staff and to the medical staff of University Hospitals as a member of the limited medical staff. This includes the ability to obtain a training certificate or permanent medical license through the State Medical Board of Ohio.

How to apply

We place an extremely high importance on selecting applicants for residency who will excel during their time at Ohio State and who will get the greatest amount of benefit out of the opportunity to train through our program. Part of our approach of selecting applicants who will excel here is interviewing a small number of applicants, but putting a great deal of effort into understanding those applicants very well.

The Department of Dermatology only accepts applications submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

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Application Requirements for Ohio State University Dermatology Program

ERAS 2024 Applicant Information

For the 2024 ERAS® cycle, our program will strongly encourage all applicants to complete a supplemental ERAS application, offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants also will be required to complete the MyERAS application.

The additional information collected will help our program staff learn more about applicants’ medical education journey, including more meaningful information about work, volunteer, and research experiences, and will help us better identify applicants who fit our program environment and mission.

This supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application.

Please bookmark the supplemental ERAS application section of the AAMC website to find the latest information, FAQs, and resources.

Dermatology Residency Program Director Information Regarding the 2023-2024 Application Cycle 

During the application cycle for dermatology residency, most dermatology programs will utilize the new supplemental ERAS application. For more information, including a list of participating programs, please see AAMC’s website. Additional information and guidance can be found by viewing our DIGA x APD webinar here.

We have included additional relevant information about aspects of the application cycle for dermatology this year.