Applying to the BHMC Dermatology Program?

All applications must be completed through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) and the application deadline is November 15th 2018.

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database (FREIDA)*
*Must login to AMA account to access
*Program Identifier: 080-11-00-138


Applicant Information

The Dermatology Residency Program at Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC) has two residency positions to fill. Our program received ACGME accreditation in April 2017 and is open to candidates eligible for ACGME training programs.

During the Fall of 2018, we will be interviewing both allopathic and osteopathic candidates for the following:

  • Two (2) categorical internship plus dermatology residency positions to enter as PGY-1 July 2019 for internship and subsequently as dermatology residents the following year July 2020.
    • Tracks to apply to in ERAS: Preliminary (P) Track with the Transitional Year Program first AND THEN for the Advanced (A) Track with the Dermatology Residency Program. If an applicant matches to both positions, then they would have their full training taken care of (1 year with TY and 3 years with DERM).
      • Match Details: NRMP Match 2 Positions OPEN for the Advanced (A) Track)/PGY-2 Dermatology Program in 2020 (Program Code: 1892080A0)
    • Please Note: It is possible to match into a different Transitional Year Program at a separate institution and match into our Dermatology Residency Program.

To be considered for an interview, all interested applicants must apply through ERAS – we should be listed as “Broward Health Medical Center.” The portal to apply opens on September 5, 2018.  All COMPLETE applications must be submitted through ERAS no later than 11:59 PM on November 15, 2018. Applicants must also register for the NRMP Match which opens on September 15, 2018. The program is registered for only the NRMP Match for the 2020 Start Year. Interviews will take place between the months of November – January.

The Broward Health Medical Center dermatology residency program, located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, unites diverse clinical pathology with a rigorous academic curriculum to offer an enriching education with nearly unparalleled excellence. Our program highlights include:

  • A robust inpatient Dermatology consultation service at a 700+ bed, Level 1 trauma center, safety-net hospital
  • A well-rounded clinical experience with rotations including a safety-net hospital system, VA hospital network, and the Cleveland Clinic.
  • Specialty clinics dedicated to immunodermatology and dermatology-rheumatology
  • Mohs and Dermatology surgery
  • Dermoscopy and Cutaneous Oncology
  • Private practice exposure throughout South Florida
  • Weekly resident continuity clinics

We encourage competitive applicants interested in dermatology to apply to our program.

Admission Requirements

A Dermatology Residency Applicant must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Graduation from an accredited and acceptable medical school (M.D. or D.O.), as outlined by the Florida Board of Medicine or the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine. If graduation is from an acceptable medical school outside the United States or Canada, applicant must have the following:
  • Current, valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment, or
  • Eligible to obtain licensure to practice medicine in the State of Florida
  • Proof of diploma validating that the applicant graduated from an acceptable medical school within 5 years of submitting an application to the Dermatology Residency Program
  • Proof of class rank reflecting that the applicant was within the top 50% of graduating class from medical school (typically included on Medical School Transcripts or MSPE/Dean’s Letter)

Broward Health’s Office of Graduate Medical Education reserves the right to reject any candidate at the point it is determined that they have matriculated from an unacceptable medical school.

  1. Evidence of passing USMLE Step I and II and/or COMLEX Level 1 and 2. The Dermatology Residency Program will only consider applicants with a minimum of 550 on all COMLEX Level Exams and a minimum of 230 on all USMLE Exams. Applicants with “failures” on any COMLEX Levels or USMLE Steps will not be considered.
  2. Proof of legal employment status (i.e., birth certificate, passport, naturalization papers). Broward Health Medical Center does not currently sponsor any visa applications, including J-1 or H1-B Visas.
  3. Demonstrated interest in the field of Dermatology – research projects, publications, and work experience in the field of Dermatology should all be demonstrated on your CV.

If you have questions of whether or not you meet this criteria, please forward your questions/concerns to the Residency Coordinator (Ms. Bibiana Avendano) via email.


Application Process:

All applications must be completed through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Your application must include three (3) letters of recommendation from people familiar with your clinical performance.



The Dermatology Residency Program of Broward Health Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


Participating Institutions:

  • West Palm Beach Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center
  • Cleveland Clinic – Florida
  • Shino Bay Cosmetic Dermatology, Plastic Surgery & Laser Institute
  • Lauderdale Academic Dermatology
  • Adult & Pediatric Dermatology of South Florida
  • Elias Dermatology
  • TruDerm
  • Skin Cancer Associates
  • Dermpath Diagnostics
  • Vanguard Plastic Surgery


Residency Information:

  • Vacation:
    • PGY2 and above – 20 days (inclusive of CME days)
  • Salary:
    • PGY2 - $48,500 (annual salary - biweekly pay)
    • PGY3 - $51,000 (annual salary - biweekly pay)
    • PGY4 - $53,500 (annual salary – biweekly pay)
  • CME/Stipend:
    • PGY2 – reimbursed up to $1,500 per academic year
    • PGY3 and above – reimbursed up to $3,000 per academic year
  • Benefits Available:
    • Health Insurance
    • CME Allowance
    • Meals on Duty
    • Dental Insurance
    • Book Allowance
    • Lab Coats
    • Maternity/Paternity Leave
    • Training License Paid
    • Professional Memberships Paid
    • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • **Benefits are subject to change**