The UAB Dermatology Residency is a fully accredited, three-year training program. We participate in the National Resident Matching program. Residents are accepted each year exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application ServiceWe are particularly interested in applicants who demonstrate evidence of motivation and maturity as well as academic excellence. After review of all submitted applications, selected applicants will be invited to interview in early December. 

Specialized Tracks 

Rural Residency Track

This rural residency track, sponsored by Alabama Dermatology Society, will train the resident in the latest rural dermatological care so that the resident will graduate having the knowledge and skill set to serve rural and/or underserved populations in Alabama. To reach this goal, the resident will spend one to three months of each postgraduate year with a board-certified dermatologist outside of Birmingham, learning skin conditions prevalent in rural and/or underserved populations as well as treatment plans specific for these conditions and their differential diagnoses. As part of the track, there is a housing stipend to support the resident when they train in a rural/underserved population area. 

Before training commences in July 2024, the resident will sign an agreement with Alabama Dermatology Society promising to work in either a rural or dermatologically underserved area of Alabama for three years following graduation.

2022-2023 Application Season

For the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will be collecting and reviewing data from applicants’ supplemental ERAS applications. Completion of the standard MyERAS application is a requirement; completion of the supplemental ERAS application is optional. 

In its second year of use, the supplemental ERAS application is designed to help applicants share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our program’s setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional.

The supplemental ERAS application provides:

  • geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural setting); 
  • information about an applicant’s most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable; and
  • program signals.

The supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application and must be completed between August 1 and September 16, 2022.

Learn more about the AAMC supplemental ERAS application.

Important Dates 

In order to participate in the coordinated invite release with other dermatology residency programs across the country, we have an ERAS application due date of September 28, 2022. The secondary application is due September 16, 2022. Our interview dates for 2022 are Friday, December 2nd and Monday, December 5th. We expect to send invitations to interview November 7th. 


UAB dermatology residents receive the same benefits as all other UAB residents. Additional information can be found on the SOM Resident Physician Salary & Benefits page.