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2025-2026 Application Form

Important Dates

Application Period 
July 1 – August 24, 2023

Initial Interview Invitations
September 4, 2023

Interview Day 
September 14, 2023

Initial Offer Extended 
October 2, 2023

AY2024-2025 Opens 
July 1, 2024

AY2023-2024 – Filled

Independent Funding Position Available

AY2025-2026 – Open

The Fellowship Program is ACGME-accredited for two (2) full-time PGY5 positions. Our primary position is funded by the University of Chicago Medicine. The second position requires independent funding from an approved institution.

Application Documents

Program Application 
we do not accept the ASDP or CAP Standardized Application Form

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation emailed directly to the program (4 maximum)
  • USMLE or COMPLEX score reports (all Steps) – non-official copies are accepted
  • ECFMG Certificate (IMG applicants only) – J-1 Visa holders; we do not accept the HIB visa
  • Photograph (.jpg or .jpeg format)

We request .pdf documents that are not password protected. All applications will be reviewed by our Program Director, Dr. Christopher Shea, and our dermatopathology faculty members. Invitations for interview are tentatively extended to September 14. Submit your electronic documents to the Dermatology Education Coordinator.

Second Position

We have a second position that is unfunded and an applicant must provide a letter of independent source of support, as well as the other application documents. The Letter of Support must:

  • Be on official letterhead
  • Confirm that the institution will pay the prevailing stipend and fringe benefit costs. For 2025-2026, those costs total approximately $99,840
  • Confirm that the institution will pay the University of Chicago directly for the entire 12-month period of training, July 1 through June 30
  • Stipulate that the funding is expressly for dermatopathology fellowship training at the University of Chicago

ASDP Application Process

Our program participates in the ASDP application process which is in lieu of a matching program. This is an effort to establish more uniformity and fairness for both fellowship applicants and fellowship programs. This process applies to external candidates only. We do NOT accept the Standard Application Form; our form is linked in the Quick Links bar to the left.



  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day


  • Vacation – 20 weekdays
  • Sick – 5 weekdays
  • Maternity – 20 weekdays + accrued vacation & sick leave
  • Paid Paternal – up to 30 weekdays
  • Medical/Personal Leave of Absence – varies
  • Other: Bereavement & Civil (Jury) – varies

Program Benefits

  • Laptop and Software
  • iPod and DermLite
  • Selected Paid Conference Registration (CDS, AAD)
  • Educational Fund for Discretionary Educational Spending
  • Poster Printing
  • Simulation Materials
  • Lab Coats and Scrubs
  • Professional Journal and Website Subscriptions
  • Business Cards and Other Administrative Materials


  • Health, Life, Dental, Vision, Personal Accident & Accidental Death/Dismemberment
  • Long-Term Disability and Short-Term Disability
  • Critical Illness
  • MetLaw Plan & Flexible Spending Account
  • Home & Auto Insurance


  • Supplemental Retirement Annuities
  • Transportation Benefits and Parking
  • Tuition Remission (Spouses, Civil Union Partners & Dependent Children)
  • Residents/Fellows with Disabilities Accommodations
  • Confidential Counseling, Medical and Psychological Support Services
  • Library Privileges
  • Access to Recreational Activities