Welcome to the Dermatology Residency at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University!


The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University's Department of Dermatology prides itself on excellence in clinical training, education, and research.  To that end, we are looking for applicants who will assist us maintain and further these goals.  Given the large number of highly qualified applications we receive we recommend a score of 230 on Step 2. We request a Step 2 score on your application prior to being invited for an interview. If you have any questions please contact, 706-721-6231.

While we accept applications from across the United States and abroad, we tend to prioritize review of applications for students who have shown direct interest in our program such as by doing an away rotation with us in the fourth year of medical school, or students who have meaningful personal reasons for wanting to be in the Augusta area.  We require 3 letters of recommendation to accompany your application.

Unfortunately, we are currently not accepting applications from applicants with previous residency training, but we hope this may be a possibility in the future.

Thank you for your interest in our program!

Residents per year:  3


■ Resident camaraderie

■ Great learning environment

■ Attending involvement in teaching

■ Quality & diversity of medical training

■ Competitive cost of living

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Since 1967, over 160 residents have satisfactorily completed their residencies at Augusta University, and 9 are currently in training. The majority of trainees are in the full-time clinical practice of Dermatology, with the majority being located in the Southeastern United States, and thirteen practicing in Augusta. However, former residents now are located as far as Texas, Arizona, California, Montana, Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania and New York. Four former residents are in full-time academic dermatology.

The Dermatology Training Program continues to attract excellent resident applicants. Currently, three residents per year are accepted for training. In addition to dermatology residents, the department offers a one month elective in Dermatology to residents from other specialties including Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and Pathology. Approximately 30-35 residents from these services are on the dermatology elective yearly.

Clinical training in patient care is conducted primarily at the Augusta University Hospital and Clinics, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Augusta University Center for Care at Aiken - Dermatology.

Training is graduated and comprehensive, with increasing levels of responsibility throughout the three year residency program. Over the years, newer and more sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic modalities have been introduced into the training program, including cryosurgery, photo-testing equipment, phototherapy units, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and laser therapy.

Training in Dermatopathology is carried out through:

  1. Pathology conferences in which biopsies from patients are reviewed with the dermatopathologist and unknown slides are discussed by the residents
  2. A series of didactic lectures in dermatopathology
  3. Slide conferences
  4. Monthly visiting professors of dermatopathology
  5. Travel allowances for dermatopathology seminars at a regional or national level.