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 Response Requested from 2015-2016 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 guidelines for submitting your letters of recommendations.


Letters of Recommendation Instructions

For the 2015 Dermatology application cycle, Ohio State requires three (3) letters of recommendation. We will accept both the Standard Letter of Recommendation ("SLOR") and the Narrative Letter of Recommendation ("NLOR"), but strongly encourage at least one SLOR per applicant.

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)


To assist us in selecting applicants to interview, we ask that in addition to submitting your ERAS application, please email your answer to the following Supplemental prompt:


After reviewing information about our program, please describe in around 100 words what you will bring to our existing program and resources.


The subject of your e-mail should be "APPLICANT DERMATOLOGY SUPPLEMENT: Firstname Lastname, ERAS Number ########" (please replace the appropriate fields with your information).


Please send your response to the prompt to the Residency Coordinator at by October 15, 2015.


IMPORTANT: The Derm SLOR PDF may be filled in and printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader or Professional. The built-in PDF viewers in Firefox and other browsers do not currently support fillable forms at this time.

Contact Email/Trouble Shooting/Questions : Email or If unable to append the PDFs together, email us and we can perform and send back to you. Contact us for other questions.

 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.

Additonal information about OSU's Dermatology Residency can be found at

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