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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Dermatology
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Combined Medicine-Dermatology Residency

The Combined 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 in a challenging yet fostering academic environment, and camaraderie and teamwork.

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:

  • Career Tracks
    Explore our options for specialized training in a number of careers.
  • 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

Read the Dermatology Residency Program Director Consensus Statement on Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the 2020-2021 Application Cycle

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.

Contact Us

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


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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