Division of Dermatology

Dermatology Residency Training Program

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The Einstein-Montefiore Division of Dermatology offers a 3-year dermatology residency training program leading to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Dermatology.

Candidates for certification are required to have a total of 4 years of postgraduate training including 1 year of post-graduate training in 1 of the following broad-based programs in the United States accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or a similar program in Canada accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: a transitional year, or a first-year residency in internal medicine, general surgery, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, or pediatrics.

Training Sites 

Residents gain a diverse perspective on cutaneous disorders and treatments in both adults and children through clinical rotations at Einstein hospitals and affiliates. Learn more 


During the 3-year program, residents rotate through Einstein hospitals and affiliates, spending time in their ambulatory clinics as well as in specialty clinics. Full time faculty supervise residents in their clinical activities. Specialty clinics are organized to deal with specific disease states and populations:

  • Surgery
  • HIV
  • Pediatrics
  • Phototherapy

Additionally, residents and staff attendings provide care to inpatients with dermatological disorders who are hospitalized at each institution via the consult services.

Specialty Training 

  1. Dermatopathology

    Training in dermatopathology is provided through a joint effort of the Division of Dermatology and Department of Pathology. The program offers residents a dedicated dermatopathology experience throughout their dermatology training. Additional dermatopathology training is obtained through weekly clinico-pathological conferences, lecture series, dermatopathology book review, and slide review. Residents have a total of three months of dedicated dermatopathology rotations during residency. During these rotations, residents spend several days a week at our affiliate, Dermpath Diagnostics, with slide sessions led by several full-time dermatopathologists.
  2. Dermatologic Surgery

    Training in dermatologic surgery is provided through specialty electives and weekly surgical clinics at both Montefiore, Jacobi, Wakefield, and St. Barnabas. The program offers residents a dedicated dermatologic surgery experience which includes a formal lecture series and 2 months of hands-on exposure to Mohs micrographic surgery and complex cutaneous reconstructions with our dedicated dermatologic surgeon on faculty. Based mainly at the brand new, state-of-the-art Hutchinson campus, residents not only gain surgical skills, but have exposure to a variety of non-surgical procedures, including lasers and non-invasive injectable techniques. This rotation also includes a weekly resident cosmetic clinic.
  3. Research

    The Einstein-Montefiore Division of Dermatology is strongly interested in cultivating academic dermatologists and, in particular, in encouraging trainees to undertake careers which include clinical or laboratory research. The division now offers a physician-scientist 2+2 track coupling intensive, diverse clinical training with exciting translational bench research opportunities. The research experience may take place in the Division of Dermatology under a faculty preceptor or may include time spent in other basic science departments at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

    The division also offers a unique clinical research experience through the Einstein-Montefiore Dermatopharmacology Fellowship Program, providing the necessary skills and training to undertake clinical trials from formulating the proposal to implementing the study.

    Dermatology residents have a clinical research requirement to be completed prior to their graduation. Each resident is paired with a faculty mentor who oversees and provides guidance as the project develops. Examples of current ongoing projects include:

    • "Evaluating hair loss and iron deficiency"
    • "iPledge registry weaknesses: Is it time to address the flaws?"
    • "Pseudofolliculitis Barbae in Females: Clinical Implications " 

Download sample academic schedule of Einstein-Montefiore Division of Dermatology formal didactic divisional functions.

Admission and Application 

All Albert Einstein Dermatology Residency Program positions are granted through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

Application deadline: November 1

Application Materials 

  1. Completed application, submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
  2. At least three (3) letters of recommendation
  3. Dean's letter
  4. Transcript
  5. USMLE Board Scores
  6. Curriculum vita
  7. Personal Statement

Completed applications are thoroughly reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Interviews are by invitation only and take place in mid-January.

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