FAQs About Pediatric Dermatology Training

I am a medical student interested in pediatric dermatology. What are the methods for pursuing postgraduate training for this speciality?

You must complete a residency in dermatology followed by a pediatric dermatology fellowship of 1-2 years. Recently a combination program for pediatric dermatology has been approved. More information can be found at the American Board of Dermatology website.

I would like to apply for a Pediatric Dermatology fellowship after I complete my dermatology residency program. What are the steps to apply?

You should contact the various institutions and department heads to determine when and if positions are available. You can find some of the fellowship listings at the following link, Pediatric Dermatology Fellowships.

Are there Pediatric Dermatology fellowships available for graduates of pediatric residencies?

No, but there are several institutions that offer research fellowship positions. You must complete a residency in an accredited dermatology program. Criteria for Pediatric Dermatology Certification

I am a foreign Dermatologist. Are fellowship postions in pediatric dermatology available?

You may want to contact the various institutions and department heads to determine when and if positions are available. You can find some fellowship listings at the following link, Pediatric Dermatology Fellowships. Find more accreditation information at the American Board of Dermatology website.

I am a Dermatologist trainee interested in 1- several month rotations in pediatric dermatology. Are there programs or funding available?

Different pediatric dermatology programs vary in their interest for taking individuals. Programs can be contacted directly at the following link, Pediatric Dermatology Fellowships. You may also want to attend the Annual SPD meeting in order to meet some of the department heads.