Response Requested from 2014-2015 Residency Applicants

Dear Applicant,

We place an extremely high importance on selecting applicants for residency who will excel during their time at Ohio State and who will get the greatest amount of benefit out of the opportunity to train at our program.  Part of our approach to selecting applicants who will excel here is interviewing a small number of applicants, but putting a great deal of effort into understanding those applicants very well.  To assist us in selecting applicants to interview, we ask that you please follow the below guidlines for submitting your letters of recommendations.


Letters of Recommendation Instructions

ALL applicants to OSU Dermatology Residency Program for the 2014-2015 application year are REQUIRED to use the following Standardized Letter of Recommendation ("SLOR") for EACH recommendation when submitting their applications through ERAS. We will NOT consider your application without the use of this SLOR for EACH of your references.

In addition, we are requiring ONE accompanying narrative letter from one of the references that provided a SLOR. This narrative letter should be emailed to our residency coordinator, Kimberly Beach ( prior to the deadline for applications to be completed.

Therefore, we are requiring a maximum of FOUR letters of recommendation (3 SLORs + 1 traditional narrative letter from one of the references that submitted a SLOR) sent to us (3 via the ERAS system and 1 emailed directly to Kimberly Beach from the reference).

We are encouraging the use of this form by other dermatology residency programs via the Association of Program Directors in Dermatology. This form is freely available for the use of standardizing the residency selection process and may be freely distributed to applicants, references, and dermatology residency programs for the use of applying to dermatology residencies in the United States and Canada.

Dermatology Standardized Letter of Recommendation (PDF)


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 Dermatology Residency @ OSU

Our residency program is designed to provide outstanding clinical and didactic experiences.  The program is sufficiently structured to ensure that no topics are neglected, but allows enough flexibility for the interested resident to pursue an area of expertise.


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