The residency interview is still paramount: Results of a retrospective cohort study on concordance of dermatology residency applicant evaluators and influence of the applicant interview

Faranak Kamangar, Parastoo Davari, Rahman Azari, Sarah Fitzmaurice, Chin-Shang Li, Daniel B Eisen, Nasim Fazel

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Application to dermatology residency is a highly competitive process. Although factors associated with successfully matching have been studied, less is known regarding the ability of admissions committees to screen applicants in a uniform manner or the importance of the interview in ranking applicants. Our goal was to retrospectively measure our admission committee evaluators’ concordance regarding residency application credentials and interview performance, and ultimately the effects on final applicant ranking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number22
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2017



  • Applicant
  • Application assessment
  • Dermatology
  • Evaluator concordance
  • Match
  • National resident matching program
  • Residency
  • Resident
  • Selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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