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Latest revision as of 10:05, 18 May 2020

Pennsylvania State University Dermatology Residency
Specialty Medicine
Hospital affiliation(s)
Penn State Milton S. Hersey Medical Center
Academic affiliation
Penn State College of Medicine
Established 2011
Director Joslyn Sciacca Kirby, MD, MEd, MS
Director email
Associate director
Alexandra Flamm, MD
Associate director email
Kelly Friedman
Administrator email
Current trainees
Trainees per year
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Language English
Website [1]
Telephone 717-531-0003, ext. 284972

Program Description

Penn State Health’s accredited Dermatology Residency was started in 1982 and accepts four residents each year in the general dermatology track.

The advanced program begins in the PGY-2 year after one year of prerequisite training in internal medicine, general surgery, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics or emergency medicine. The prerequisite year can be done at Penn State College of Medicine or any ACGME-approved program. For these preliminary disciplines, applicants will be required to submit a separate ERAS application in addition to the specialty application.

An ABD-approved physician-scientist training track, added in 2011, is open to accepted residents in the latter part of their first year of residency and incorporates an additional year of basic and translational research following the PGY-4 (third year of residency).

Residents come from a wide variety of medical schools in the United States and internationally. After completing their training at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, residents have done fellowships in dermatopathology, procedural dermatology and pediatric dermatology. They have entered private practice and academic dermatology as general dermatologists or sub-specialists within dermatology. Learn about current residents here and see details on past residents here. The program offers a strong environment to support health services, translational and basic science research. A variety of teaching conferences are held each week, and clinical training is closely supervised. In addition, each resident is asked to participate in some type of investigative project during their three years in the program. Penn State Health Dermatology strives to have the best faculty and best residents learning in a challenging, yet nurturing environment.

Since 2011, Penn State Dermatology has offered a physician-scientist residency training track. This is a training opportunity available to any resident who desires exceptional training in clinical dermatology and research to prepare residents for a successful career in investigative dermatology.

Interested residents enter the physician-scientist training program the latter part of the first year of dermatology residency training.

Program Information

Program Highlights

  • Length of Program: 3 years (following 1 intern year)
  • Size: 16
  • Average Number Recruited Per Year: 4
  • Program Environment: University-based
  • Participates in ERAS
  • Benefits: Fellowship opportunities; Dental and Vision Insurance;

Contact Information

Program Director

  • Program Director: Joslyn Sciacca Kirby, MD, MEd, MS
  • Program Coordinator: Kelly Friedman
  • Program Email: kfriedman@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
  • Program Website: [2]
  • Telephone: 717-531-0003, ext. 284972
  • Address: Department of Dermatology Penn State College of Medicine Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center UPC II Suite 4300 MC HU14 500 University Dr. Hershey, PA 17033


  1. https://residency.med.psu.edu/programs/dermatology-residency/