Overview of the Residency Program

The dermatology residency program at the University of Tennessee was established in 1967 under the direction of Dr. E. William Rosenberg. The Kaplan-Amonette Department of Dermatology offers a four-year, fully accredited residency training program that incorporates a preliminary year in Internal Medicine at the Post Graduate Year (PGY)-1 level.

Two residents are appointed each year through the National Resident Matching Program. The internship is administered by the Department of Medicine and is a broad-based clinical program that includes electives in rotations such as dermatology, dermatopathology, rheumatology, and other specialties. The second through the fourth years of the program include comprehensive training in general dermatology, pediatric dermatology, dermatological surgery, dermatopathology, cutaneous oncology, and cosmetic dermatology via didactics in a variety of clinical settings.

Throughout the three years of training, the program is committed to teaching residents core competencies in patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and system-based practice as set forth by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education.

Application Information

Candidates who wish to apply for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Dermatology Residency Program that begins in July of each year must apply before November 1. Applications must be submitted through ERAS and the National Resident Matching Program. Anticipated interview dates are in mid-January of each year.

Applicants who have any further enquiries should contact our residency coordinator, Carol Blackman, for more details.

Contact Us

Carol Blackman
Residency Coordinator
956 Court Avenue, Suite H314
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-6605
Fax: 901-448-7836
Email: cblackman@uthsc.edu