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. Trainees in this program are not eligible to sit for the special certification examination given by the American Board of Pathology, nor are they eligible to practice medicine in the United States. The trainees will not be permitted to interact with patients in clinics.

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.

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 a modest stipend. To be eligible for a scholarship, an additional 6 months dermatology (for individuals with pathology background) or anatomic pathology (for those with dermatology background) training in the applicant’s home country or elsewhere is required for those desirous of scholarship, in addition to completion of pathology or dermatology residency training.


International Dermatopathology Program Contact:

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