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Combined Medicine-Dermatology Residency

The Combined Internal Medicine-Dermatology Residency Program is designed to prepare residents for careers in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology. Upon successful completion of the combined program, residents will be eligible for the certifying exams in each specialty and will be well prepared for advanced training, fellowships or careers in either field.

This five-year program splits time evenly in the Internal Medicine and Dermatology residency training programs. Our learning and teaching style emphasizes experiential and active learning, close mentorship, and teamwork in a challenging yet fostering academic environment.

Curriculum is based on the six core competencies set by the ACGME: Patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and systems-based practice. Browse the following pages to learn more:

  • Areas of Interest
    Explore our options for specialized training in a number of areas of interest.
  • Curriculum
    See a breakdown of program expectations by year.
  • Our Residents
    Meet our current class, as well as past residents who've completed our program.

 How to Apply

One position is offered annually. First-year positions are selected through the National Resident Matching Program. Four letters of recommendation are required (two from medicine — one of which must be a chairman's letter — and two from dermatology).

The program number for the Internal Medicine-Dermatology residency program on Electronic Resident Application Service is 7851644007.

 Why Northwestern?

Millennium Park in ChicagoHousestaff training through McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University provides diverse and challenging clinical experiences and world-class education located in the heart of the beautiful city of Chicago. Learn more via the links to the McGaw website below.

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 Contact Us

For more information, contact residency program coordinator Lisa Glatz at or 312-695-7932.


Co-Program Director


Maria L. Colavincenzo, MD

Co-Program Director


Aashish Didwania, MD

Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.


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