The Department of Dermatology has six faculty members, and two dermatopathologists 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.

The objective of the department 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. The department adheres 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
Thomas G. Cropley, M.D.

Residency Coordinator
Brenda Harris

Application Process

Applicants who wish to apply for the Dermatology Residency Training Program that begins July 2017 should apply in Fall 2015. Applications and all supporting material should be submitted through ERAS by November 1, 2015.

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. 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 in December 2015. (Due to the large number of applicants, you will not be notified if you are not invited).

Interviews will be held on January 15th and 21st of 2016.  Applicants should plan to arrive the evening prior to their interview to have dinner with our residents.

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

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