Penn Dermatology's combined research and clinical training program in dermatology is for medical school graduates interested in becoming physician scientists trained in dermatology. The program runs from four to five years, including dermatology residency training. After this program, trainees will be both board-eligible and have completed specialized masters level or postdoctoral training in epidemiology, clinical studies and/or basic science. The program prepares the trainee to be competitive for National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants and other funding, and for an academic position, usually in a dermatology department.
Applicants who pursue clinically oriented research will also have the opportunity to receive additional formal instruction in research methods with the goal of this leading to an advanced degree. Although not absolutely essential, applicants should have at least one year of research experience to apply for this position.
Application for this program is combined with application to the Dermatology Residency Program. Interest in this program should be declared at the time of application and, if accepted, finalized by November of the first year of residency training. Qualified applicants will be invited to give a 15 minute talk on their research, and will be interviewed by the research faculty on the day after their general dermatology interview.
For more information, please contact:
John R. Stanley, MD, Program Director
415 Curie Boulevard, 226 CRB
Philadelphia, PA 19104