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 guidelines 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.

In addition, we are requiring ONE accompanying narrative letter from one of the references that provided a SLOR. This narrative letter should be APPENDED below one of the SLORs by your letter writer. *** Do not email directly after clarification from ERAS.

Therefore, we are highly recommending the following: (3 SLORs + 1 traditional narrative letter from one of the references that submitted a SLOR) sent to us all through ERAS.

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)


IMPORTANT: This 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.


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