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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, or veteran status. In addition, the dermatology division 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 Dermatology Residency Training Program Director. 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 Housestaff 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.

Application Procedure

The dermatology division only accepts applications submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Application deadline is October 15, 2013.

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 at our program.  Part of our approach to 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.  To assist us in selecting applicants to interview, we ask that in addition to submitting your ERAS application, please email your answer to the following supplemental question:

The dermatology residency program at Ohio State is based on the idea of having intrinsically  motivated residents.  There are three key components to intrinsic motivation - the desire to feel a part of something bigger than oneself, the desire to feel competent, and the desire to feel autonomous.  In one paragraph, describe which desire is the biggest driver of your intrinsic motivation.

The subject of your e-mail should be "APPLICANT DERMATOLOGY SUPPLEMENT: Firstname Lastname, ERAS Number ########" (please replace the appropriate fields with your information).

Please send responses to the prompt to Kimberly.Beach@osumc.edu by October 15, 2013.

Based on the application materials submitted, a decision is made on whether to ask the applicant to participate in the interview process. Interview candidates may be asked to submit additional information. Interviews are generally conducted on a Friday in December. There will be a dinner on Thursday evening. The interviews will last until 3:00 pm on Friday.

Please click here for additional application requirements.