How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in our program.  We encourage interested candidates to schedule a clinical rotation with our program. Currently due to COVID-19 Virus we are not accepting student clinical rotators.


Applicants interested in the KCU-GMEC Phoenix Derm should submit applications for the 2020 NRMP MATCH through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS). More information about ERAS can be found at


ERAS applications must include:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • USMLE scores Step I and II or comparable COMLEX scores

  • Medical School Transcript

  • Personal Statement

  • Dean’s Letter

  • At least three (3) letters of recommendation, none older than six (6) months from the date of the application

All residency positions will be filled via the NRMP MATCH.  KCU-GMEC Phoenix Derm is approved for six ACGME dermatology resident positions; we accept zero to two resident trainees each year. Our program does not offer VISA sponsorship at this time.  More information about the MATCH can be found at   Prior to the MATCH, we will be conducting online interviews for selected candidates.  Applicants selected to interview will be contacted via email.

We understand that the application process is stressful and will do our very best to accommodate your scheduling needs.  Therefore we strongly advise you to let us know of any requests you may have for a change in your interview date. We strongly disapprove of the provision or receipt of compensation (including reimbursement) for interview swaps between applicants.  Monetary incentives can increase disparities between applicants, allowing for opportunities that are not possible for everyone. Therefore, we have a zero tolerance policy for this behavior, and will revoke interview invitations for applicants who provide or receive compensation for interview swaps at any program. 

The Phoenix Derm residency training program strives to ensure that all applicants receive fair and consistent consideration and decision-making in each aspect of the application process. Our program seeks to select trainees among all eligible applicants on the basis of program-related criteria such as their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation, integrity, and professionalism. We are mindful of all aspects of human differences with regard to sexual orientation, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, socioeconomic status, or any other applicable legally protected status. We make a conscious effort to interview applicants from under-represented groups that meet the basic program-related criteria. 

The Phoenix Derm program strives to create an environment that fosters inclusiveness, mutual respect, and the appreciation of multiple perspectives.  We feel it is imperative that our trainees reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. As future physicians, residents must understand and embrace cultural diversity.   


Our program strives to bring together a diverse group of residents who collaborate, incorporating their individual strengths, to build each person into a competent, autonomously practicing dermatologist.

Resident stipend for the 2019-2020 training year will be:

  • $51,345.12 for PGY2,

  • $53,149.45 for PGY3

  • $54,846.83 for PGY4.

Please click here for a Sample Agreement of AppointmentCore Rotation Sites, Goals and Objectives, Resident HandbookDermoscopy Conference Schedule, Dermatopathology Yearly Teaching Schedule, Block ScheduleAZ Physician Licensing InformationAcknowledgement of Receipt, Policy and Procedure Manual of our sponsoring institution, or KCU-GMEC website.

We welcome any questions or comments you might have and wish you success in your residency search.  Any questions or concerns should be emailed directly to  We look forward to sharing more information about our program with you.

Medical Student Rotations


Medical Student rotations are available.  Rotations are generally one week, although alternate length rotations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Until further notice, due to the COVID-19 Virus, we are not currently accepting student clinical rotators. To apply, please send a brief email explaining your interest in our program and a CV to our program coordinator, Ann Marie Keen, at