Medical Students

4th year clinical elective

If you are currently in medical school and would like information on a fourth year elective in Dermatology, please see our information in the Fourth Year Medical Curriculum

This is a four week course and students who sign up and are approved are expected to commit to the four weeks without extended absences.

The chief residents will give educational lectures every Thursday afternoon and you are expected to take an end of rotation exam.

The majority of our clinics (medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, Mohs surgery, excision clinic, and dermatopathology) are located on the 4th floor at Springhill Medical Building. We have clinics off-site at the Shands Medical Plaza and the VA Dermatology Clinic.

Clinical Dermatology Rotation –Objectives

  • To introduce students to the scope, breadth and magnitude of dermatologic disease.
  • To familiarize students with focused history and exam for various skin conditions.
  • To acquaint students with various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • To enable students to recognize common skin problems.
  • To expose students to more serious and less common disorders

Suggested topics for reading

  • Basic chapter on pattern, morphology and descriptive terminology used in dermatology.
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis and Irritant Contact Dermatitis.
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Drug Eruptions
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Common Viral Diseases: HSV, VZV, Moluscum Contagiosum, HPV.
  • Superficial Fungal Infection: Tinea Pedis, T.Capitus, T.Corporis/Cruris, Onychomycosis
  • Bacterial Infection: Impetigo, Cellulitis, Folliculitis, Furuculosis.
  • Viral exanthems: 5th diease, Chickenpox, Roseola.
  • Ectoparasites: Scabies, Lice.
  • Nevi and other benign growths.
  • Malignancies: Basal Cell, Squamous Cell, Melanoma
  • Topical Steroids in Dermatology.

Visiting Students

Space permitting, a limited number of non-UF medical students will be approved to take this rotation. Non-UF students applying for this rotation should also submit a copy of their transcript and a personal statement.

VSAS process

Institution: Univ of FL COM Gainesville

Specialty: Dermatology

Elective: MED E 11 – Clinical Dermatology, Dermatology

Course Faculty and Staff

 Application Process

Update to 2020-2021 Application Cycle

Thank you for your interest in our Dermatology Residency Program. We are thrilled you are considering the University of Florida for your next step in training.

Application deadline for first year positions is October 15 each year. Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program(NRMP) and to apply applicants must sign up through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Paper applications will not be accepted.

Your ERAS application should include:

  • Three letters of reference,
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (aka dean’s letter),
  • Personal Statement

Curriculum vitae

  • Medical school transcript,
  • USMLE scores. Please note that results from USMLE Step I are needed for the application and results from both Step I and II are needed prior to the end of the interview season.

It is very important for your file to be as complete as possible for their review.

ACGME Program Requirements

Prior to appointment in the program, residents must have successfully completed a broad-based clinical year (PGY- 1) in an emergency medicine, family medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, or transitional year program accredited by the ACGME, or in such a program located in Canada and accredited by the RCPSC or CFPC.


UF Heath-Springhill Medical Center

4037 NW 86th Terrace, 4th Floor

Gainesville, FL 32606

(GPS address: 8600 NW 39th Avenue, 2nd floor, Gainesville, FL)

Interview Information

After careful review by the Department’s Faculty and Residents, selected applicants will be invited for an interview. If you are offered an interview, you will be contacted by e-mail to select a date for your interview. Please be sure to include your e-mail address as part of your ERAS application.

Interviews are typically scheduled at the end of the third week January. Interviews are by invitation only.

Pre-Interview Dinner

Our current residents host an informal dinner the night before each interview day.

Interview day

We will start the Interview Day with breakfast at 8:00AM. After breakfast, there will be an overview of our program by the Program Director. You will be given your individual schedule the day of the interview. You will then be placed into one of two groups.

Group one will begin formal interviews will faculty and residents.

Group two will be given a tour of the facilities and Gainesville.

Then, after lunch, group two will begin formal interviews and group one will be given a tour. At the conclusion, our Program Director, will give closing statements.


Best wishes as you begin your residency search. We look forward to hearing from you!