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International Graduate Training Program in Dermatopathology

The International Training Program in Dermatopathology, offered by Boston University, is designed for overseas physicians who seek to learn dermatopathology and then return to their countries of origin to set up dermatopathology services.

The training program is either one or two years in duration, depending upon the trainee’s interest and visa eligibility. Each trainee enrolled in the program is required to complete a research project. The tuition fee for this program is $15,000 per year. Trainees are responsible for their own travel, board, and lodging costs while in the United States.

Note that trainees in this program are NOT eligible to sit for the special certification examination given by the American Boards of Dermatology and Pathology, nor are they eligible to practice medicine in the United States. While trainees will see patients at conferences, they are not permitted to attend clinic sessions.

Minimum requirements: Residency training in dermatology or pathology is required for admission to this program. A limited number of scholarships are available to cover the tuition fee and/or offer a modest stipend. To be eligible for a scholarship, an additional 6 months of training in dermatology (for individuals with pathology background) or anatomic pathology (for those with dermatology background) in the applicant's home country or elsewhere is required.

For additional details, visit the International Graduate Training Program in Dermatopathology Website.

Applications: Inquiries should be addressed to:

Ms. Katie Galek
Manager of Training Programs | Department of Dermatology
Boston University School of Medicine
609 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
Email:; Tel: (617)-358-9728