Application Process and FAQs

Qualified applicants must submit their application with the appropriate supporting documents through the SF Match. Applications will ONLY be accepted through the SF Match.

Interviews are by invitation only. Once the application has been reviewed, selected candidates will be invited by letter via email and will be asked to call to schedule an interview date.

Please review our requirements for applicants and application/interview process for more details:

  1. Applications will be accepted starting June 1, 2019. Our program participates in the SF Match. You are required to participate in this match as well.
  2. Application deadline for July, 2020 entry is September 1, 2019.

Additional Fellowship Application Requirements

  • Dean’s letter.
  • ECFMG status report.
  • Personal statement.
  • Photograph.
  • Full one page USMLE Transcript showing ALL - Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS and Step 3 (MUST PASS ALL ON FIRST ATTEMPT). Only full page transcript showing all steps will be accepted. Do not send individual sheets for each exam.
  • U.S. citizens, U.S. residents and J-1 visas.
  • Standardized Letter of Recommendation (SLOR) is required for all letters of recommendation for the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship match.

The UConn School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Program does not process applications of individuals who are H1B visa holders.

Sample Contract: Download and/or Print Sample Contract

View more information on Eligibility Requirements and Selection.

The Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, disability or national origin.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does your institution sponsor H1B visas?

No. UConn Health only sponsors J-1 visas.

2. When is your deadline?

Our deadline is September 1 of the current year.

3. Is there a cut off of USMLE scores?

It’s unlikely we’ll consider applicants with scores under 200. You must also pass ALL USMLE steps on first attempt.

4. Do you need to take the USMLE Step 3 exam before applying?

Yes.

5. How important is research for applying to your program?

Internally, when we screen applications, we use a broad concept of academic potential. We seek candidates who have the potential to be academic dermatologists if they so decide. Prior research is not an absolute criterion for selection to be interviewed, but it’s the surest way to display one’s academic potential. 

6. How many applicants do you accept yearly?

We accept one applicant every year.

7. How many applications do you receive yearly?

We receive approximately 70 applications.

8. When do you start reviewing applications?

Application reviewing begins June 1 of the current year.

9. When do you start the interviewing process?

The interviews take place in the months of September and October. For interviews, we contact the applicants via phone or email.

10. How many applicants do you interview?

We interview around 10 applicants.

11. Do you participate in a matching program?

Yes, SF Match.