Dermatology

Core Career Advisors

Whitney Hovenic: whitneyhovenic@gmail.com

  • USMLE Data
    USMLE Data
    UNR Med 2013 - 2019 U.S. Allopathic Seniors (2018)
    Step Matched Step Matched Unmatched
    Step 1 Mean  252 Step 1 Mean  249 242
    Step 2 Mean  257 Step 2 Mean  256 249
  • PRECENTILE DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL MATCHED SENIORS (2016-2018)
    PRECENTILE DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL MATCHED SENIORS (2016-2018)
     Criteria  UNR Med 25th 50th 75th
    # Matched Seniors <3 4 8 11
    % of Class <3 1.4 1.9 2.6
    Mean # of programs on rank order list <3 12.7 14.3 16.2
    Mean # of programs ranked in specialty <3 6.5 7.8 9.2
    Mean # of research experiences <3 3.8 4.9 5.8
    Mean # of volunteer experiences <3 6.8 8.8 10.5
    Mean Step 1 Score 249 245 249.2 252.3
    Mean Step 2 Score 245.1 242.9 246.2 248.8

    Charting Outcomes of the Match  | (3rd Party Document Download)

  • Outcomes of the 2019 Match
    Outcomes of the 2019 Match
     Year # Programs # Positions Offered # Unfilled Programs # U.S. Senior Applicants # Total Applicants % Filled US Seniors % Filled Total 
    PGY-1
    Categorical
    13 30 1 217 265 76.70% 93.30%
    PGY-2
    Advanced
    128 447 2 488 701 82.80% 99.30%
  • Does Step 2 score influence rank?

    Yes

  • Should Applicants Do Away Rotations?

    Yes.

    Plan to do at least 2 away rotations in August and September. Consider both a competitive and non-competitive program.

  • UNR Med Away Rotation Placements 2013-2019
    • George Washington University
    • Georgetown
    • Houston
    • Kaiser Permanente, LA
    • Kaweah Delta Med Center
    • Loma Linda
    • Northwestern University
    • Oregon Health & Sciences University
    • Stony Brook University SOM, NY               
    • University of California, Irvine
    • University of California, San Francisco
  • Application Strategies

    Research:

    Yes, ideally in dermatology, projects available through physicians at the Skin Cancer and Dermatology Institute, consider a summer research program at academic center (ie UCSF)

    Letters of Recommendation: 

    Need strong letter from dermatology away rotation ( ideally program chair or director).

    Letter from dermatologist in Nevada if a lot of time spent with them during med school

    Surgery or IM letter

    At least two letters must be in dermatology

    Interviews:

    Apply broadly and go on every interview offered

    Practice interview techniques with community dermatologists or derm advisor prior to interview

    DO NOT EVER mention if applying to another specialty as backup

    Be very nice to everyone- the secretary who is scheduling will  likely be asked about applicants

    At the applicant dinner or reception, be nice and professional. Every step is part of the interview

  • Online Resources
  • Matched Programs

    2016

    • University Hosps-Columbia MO

    2015

    • Prelim: UC Irvine Med Ctr- CA
    • Derm: UC San Francisco- CA
    • Prelim: Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr, MA
    • Derm: University of Arizona, Tuscon