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Monday, July 28, 2014

Does Dermatology Residency Program Matter for Dermatologic Surgery or Dermatopathology Fellowship Offers?

Yes, where you take dermatology residency appears to matter if you plan on subspecialization in dermatologic surgery (Mohs) or dermatopathology. Fellowship training positions in these subspecialties are very limited, and excellent performing residents from within home dermatology training programs offering these fellowships will likely have the best professional connections to receive a fellowship offer there. These residents also usually have the opportunity to participate in research with the fellowship director, further cementing their desirability as a future fellow. Medical students who know that they want to take a procedural dermatology or a dermatopathology fellowship following dermatology residency are best advised to rank programs offering those fellowships higher on their rank lists, and hope for the best!