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Dermatology Residency Program

Message From The Program Director

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the SBH Dermatology Residency Program sponsored by the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM). We are a fully approved, three-year program with particular emphasis on clinical dermatology, dermatopathology and dermatologic surgery.

Our program is dedicated to providing advanced and concentrated training in the field of dermatology. Providing the highest-quality educational opportunities to the residents is our major mission. This program also provides progressive learning experiences that develop the attitudes, skills, and knowledge of an osteopathic physician to efficiently provide quality specialized dermatologic care, both inpatient and outpatient.

SBH Health System, one of the busiest health systems in New York City, is a vibrant and integral part of the Bronx community, and the hospital continues to expand. Primarily providing medical care to an indigent population, our residents are constantly exposed to a variety of pathology.

Our residents are also proficient in:

  1. Dermatopathology (weekly didactics and practicals with a dedicated dermatopathologist)
  2. Inpatient care (daily consultations and rounds)
  3. Dermatologic surgery (general, cosmetic, and Moh’s surgery)
  4. Literature review (journal clubs, etc)
  5. Current and up-to-date knowledge (strict didactics, board review, academic conferences)

Apart from on-site hospital training, our residents are required to rotate through Pediatric Dermatology, Radiation Oncology, private offices, and attend local and national meetings/conferences.  All residents are allowed adequate elective time to pursue special interests.

In addition, our departmental affiliations with both Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine allow our residents to work side by side with other residents and attending physicians, access to more research opportunities, and participation in additional didactic sessions including grand rounds.

I invite you to navigate this web-site and hope that you find it helpful. Given your interest in the field of dermatology, I wish you a success in your endeavor!

Cindy Hoffman, DO, FAOCD



Dermatology Audition rotations: We accept one-week and two-week rotations, excluding the months of July and August of each year. We begin accepting rotations mid-January and require an updated CV, cover letter and COMLEX and/or USMLE results. Please allow up to one month for applications to be reviewed. Rotations will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. In order to start your rotation, you must be in compliance with all NYCOM/SBH rules and regulations concerning visiting physicians/students.
CUNY Rotations: We accept one-month rotations for current 3rd and 4th year students.

If you would like to arrange a rotation, please contact:
Tiffany Morris
Department of Osteopathic Education
Email: or

This is the only way to schedule a rotation with our program. Please do not contact the program director, any other staff, or affiliated institutions regarding this matter.

If you have any questions or concerns about the residency program that have not been addressed here, please feel free to email the Chief Resident at This account will be checked on a weekly basis. Please do not contact the residents to schedule an elective rotation or to request an application.

Weekly Didactics
• Bolognia textbook review
• Wolverton textbook review
• Journal article review
• Board review

• Weekly sessions with a board certified dermatopathologist
• Review of slides from procedures we perform
• Review of topic/textbook

Grand Rounds
• With the Mount Sinai Department of Dermatology and/or with the Albert Einstein Department of Dermatology
• Residents are required to attend weekly and present

Society Meetings
• Dermatology Society of Greater New York (monthly)
• New York University Clinical Conference (monthly in winter/spring)
• New York Academy of Medicine: Dermatology Section (quarterly)

• AOA/American Osteopathic College of Dermatology Annual Meeting

Other meetings are encouraged and optional, including:
• American Osteopathic College of Dermatology Midyear Meeting
• American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting

Courses Are Encouraged And Optional, Including:
• Chicago Board Review
• Galderma Slide Review
• Scripps Course
• Indiana Basic Science
• Mount Sinai Winter Symposium
• NYU Advances in Dermatology
• Cosmetic Boot Camp
• Chief Academy Meeting

All conditions of employment including compensation and benefits are negotiated with the Committee of Interns and Resident SEIU; which represents all interns, residents and fellows.

• Professional liability coverage for all activities that are approved components of the resident program
• Medical and dental insurance
• Disability insurance
• Prescription drug plan
• Uniforms
• Reduced parking rates
• Vacation: 20 days
• Stipend: $650
• Sick days: 1 day per month in the first year and twelve per year thereafter
• Salary: Commensurate with post-graduate year as stipulated in the CIR Collective Bargaining

St. Barnabas accepts dermatology residents through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

One resident position is available each year, for a total of 3 residents in the program.
The admission process at SBH Health system is conduced as fairly as possible and in accordance with SBH policies of equal opportunity and non-discrimination with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability and veteran status.


  • Completed application submitted through ERAS
  • A curriculum vitae
  • COMLEX Level I and II and/or USMLE Step I and II
  • A medical school transcript
  • A personal statement
  • A dean’s letter
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation (2 must be from a dermatologist)
  • Complete at least 120 hours of OMM prior to matriculation
  • Be eligible for professional licensure in the state of New York and obtain prior to matriculation
  • Must be eligible to take COMLEX level III and/or USMLE Step III, with a passing score before matriculation

Applicants must be students or graduates of approved medical schools and must successfully complete a preliminary (PGY-1) year before being eligible to begin dermatology residency training (PGY-2). The program is not linked to any internship or fellowship.


  • Completed applications undergo an exhaustive review by the Admission Committee. Interviews are by invitation only.
  • Furthermore, due to the high volume of competitive applications, those who rotate with our program are not necessarily guaranteed interview invitations.
  • Residents will be independently selected by the interview committee, of which the program director is in charge of.
  • Residents will be selected in a manner consistent with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).