Completing the USMLE Step 2 exam is not required.

No. Our program is considered “Advanced” which means that we do not offer a PGY1 dermatology resident position. You must complete your PGY1 training before starting your dermatology residency.  If you are interested in training for your preliminary year at Harbor UCLA you need to apply to the preliminary program in ERAS.  Contact the program via email to inform them that you are a dermatology prelim at:  Not ranking the prelim year does not influence your chances of matching in the dermatology program.

Please submit your application through ERAS.
Your application status can be checked through ERAS.

Harbor UCLA Dermatology fourth year medical student clerkship opportunities are available in three week blocks (may request additional week, if applicable) under course ME-ME215.08 – General Dermatology.  Please see;did=ME;cid=ME215.08 to apply.

Any non-UCLA students, will be able to view and apply to our elective offerings through VSAS. Please go to the Visiting Student website: for more information on the application process

If you are a resident with an interest to rotate in our division, your institution must have an agreement with Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for insurance purposes.  Once an agreement is in place, you will need to submit a letter from your Residency Program Director, the UCLA HIPAA Compliance Certificate, and a copy of your medical license.

Harbor Dermatology will review applications via ERAS and send out an email invitation.  Interviews will be conducted January 2020.

Any further questions regarding applications should be directed to:

Ms. Olivia Garcia, Dermatology Division Manager

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Division of Dermatology
1000 Carson Street
Box #458
Torrance, CA 90502