Penn Dermatology

Combined Research and Clinical Training Program in Dermatology

This four year program is geared toward training applicants for careers in investigative dermatology. At the end of the successful completion of the three years of training, applicants will be board-eligible. At the end of the program, trainees will have generated preliminary data that can be used for applying for grants, such as Dermatology Foundation Career Development Awards and NIH KO8, K23 or RO1 awards. This program is designed for those who desire a research faculty position in a leading Dermatology Department following their training. Trainees will receive excellent clinical training and instruction, and will also function as a postdoctoral research fellow in the latter part of the program. The research training can be completed within the dermatology department or in other clinical or basic science departments at Penn (Penn Research). Applicants who pursue clinically-oriented research will also have the opportunity to receive additional formal instruction in research methods with the goal of this training leading to an advanced degree.

Although not absolutely essential, applicants should have at least one year of research experience to apply for this position. Interest in this program should be declared at the time of application and confirmed by November of the first year of dermatology residency training at Penn. Qualified applicants will be invited to give a 15 minute talk on their original research, and will be interviewed by the research faculty in addition to the general dermatology interview.

If you are interested in our 3+1 research track, please notify Barbara Lang, by October 1, 2015 at

If you are interested in giving a basic science or epidemiology research talk, on your own original research, please notify Barbara Lang, by October 1, 2015 at

Program Director
John R. Stanley, MD
421 Curie Blvd., 1008 BRB
Philadelphia, PA 19104