Application Information

How to Apply

The Dermatology Residency Program at NYPH/CUMC accepts applications and supplemental documents through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Deadline for material submission is October 1.

To find out how to participate in ERAS, contact your medical school Dean’s office or obtain information at Association of American Medical Colleges - ERAS. In order for your ERAS application to be complete, we request the following documents.

  • ERAS Common Application Form (CAF)
  • Dean's Letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical School Transcript of Grades
  • 3-4 recommendation letters from supervising faculty during a clinical rotation or a research project
  • National Board Scores, USMLE Scores, or Flex Scores, if applicable

Applications that are not complete by the deadline will not be reviewed.

First-year dermatology appointments (PGY-2) are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). For more information concerning registration please visit the NRMP website.

Applicants for the residency training program must be graduates of approved medical schools in the United States or Canada and have successfully completed a preliminary (PGY-1) year before being eligible for residency training (PGY-2).

Foreign Medical Graduates must hold a current, valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). This is mandatory for an appointment at the institution as well as for licensure in the state of New York. To receive an application form, contact the ECFMG at 3624 Market Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104-2685, USA or 215-386-5900. Columbia University ONLY accepts J-1 Visas (H-1 visas are not accepted).

Interview Process

Interviews are an integral part of our selection process, allowing us to obtain supplemental information about you first-hand as well as giving you an opportunity to ask questions and meet our faculty and residents. Columbia University participates in a Common Interview Week with other New York City programs during the month of January. Candidates will be notified in mid-December if they have been selected for an interview.

Selection Process

Following interviews, final resident selection is made in March through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

NYPH/CUMC Department of Graduate Medical Education

For information regarding annual salary and a sample resident agreement please visit To view the information close out the "connect to" box. If you have any questions regarding policies mentioned in the sample agreement contact the Graduate Medical Education Department at 212-305-6081.

Program Contact Information

For information not found on this website please contact Audrey Summers, Graduate Medical Education Manager, at or 212-305-5317.