Fellow eligibility and selection

M.D. or D.O. applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited fellowship program in Pathology or Dermatology prior to beginning the Dermatopathology Fellowship. The fellowship follows all institutional policies for resident (fellow) selection, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national origin, age, or disability. Fellows must meet criteria for licensure or a Physician In-Training (PIT) permit from the Texas Medical Board prior to beginning the program. We prefer applicants from medical schools accredited by LCME. Accepted candidates are expected to meet criteria to take the certification examination in dermatopathology given by the American Boards of Dermatology and Pathology, outlined in detail on their websites.


We often accept candidates two years in advance, as per the practice of many USA Dermatopathology programs. We are approved by ACGME for two Dermatopathology fellows and have one funded position open for 2021. We will do some of the interviews at the Oct 17-20, 2019, ASDP meeting in San Diego. To apply, email a CV, 3 letters, a personal statement, and an application form (we’ll accept any standard one from ASDP or CAP), to our coordinator, Donna Clanton. Additional information will be requested from applicants later, if needed.

Information on the national standard Dermatopathology application timeline and the ASDP application form for 2021 positions is on the ASDP website, and we will be following that. https://www.asdp.org/physicians-in-training/dermatopathology-fellowships/

CAP standard application form (also acceptable to us) is at https://webapps.cap.org/apps/docs/pathology_residents/pdf/residents_forum_standardized_fellowship_application.pdf

We will require further information only from those candidates we are considering for interview, to make sure they meet requirements of our institution, licensing and certifying boards, etc.

Donna Clanton
Residency Coordinator
Department of Dermatology
6655 Travis St, Suite 980
Houston, TX 77030