International Graduate Training Program

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A message from Dr. Debjani Sahni, Director of the International Graduate Program in Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine:

Thank you for your interest in our International Graduate Program in Dermatology and for visiting our website.The mission of the International Graduate Training Program in Dermatology at Boston University is to teach international medical graduates state-of-the-art clinical practice of dermatology and related sciences of cutaneous biology with the goal that graduates will then advance care for patients with skin diseases in their home countries.

By teaching physicians from around the world, we, the faculty of the Dermatology Department at Boston University School of Medicine, are happy to spread our knowledge to areas of this globe, where dermatological expertise is scarce or not existent, and through that extent our helping hands to patients with skin diseases in faraway places.We are proud of our international graduates and their accomplishments, both during their time in the training program and even more so in their professional lives in dermatology after graduation and in their home countries.

Supervised direct patient care is the cornerstone of our program and distinguishes our program from others in the U.S. Under direct faculty supervision, our trainees take medical histories, examine patients, document the visits in electronic medical records, and perform a wide range of dermatological procedures, including biopsies, cryotherapy, excisions, laser surgery, etc.

If you decide to join us for one of several different training programs, you would join a diverse growing community of BU-trained dermatologists all over the world. The admission process is highly competitive and the demands of the program are high. We understand the challenges you face when you come to the US to study, but we also recognize the benefits you will gain from making such a courageous move. We are constantly thriving to further improve these academic programs and to keep them highly rewarding for our students.

Graduates of our international programs have come from the following countries: Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

Please look around on this website and do not hesitate to contact us at  should you have any further questions. If you wish to contact a former graduate from your own country, we may be able to establish such contact. We’re happy to help!

Debjani Sahni, MD



Debjani Sahni, MD
G. Robert Baler Endowed Professor of Dermatology
Director, Cutaneous Oncology Program
Director, International Program of Dermatology
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center