Boston University

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62872 USD/year
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The mission of the Boston University Department of Dermatology is to serve as a leader in education, research, and patient care for skin health and diseases of the skin.

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We are committed to excellence in patient care, teaching, and generating new knowledge about normal and diseased skin, and are committed to innovation in all of our endeavors. We strive to meet the highest standards of ethics and academic excellence. Ultimately, we expect that our work will provide insights into the basic mechanisms underlying the development of skin diseases and lead to novel approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases, which will improve the lives of our patients and those of the millions of patients who suffer from cutaneous disorders worldwide.


The Department of Dermatology at Boston University provides dermatology care to inpatients and outpatients at Boston Medical Center, patients in Boston neighborhood health centers, the Jamaica Plain Veterans Administration Hospital, and Commonwealth Avenue clinics as well as additional clinics in the greater Boston area. The department occupies a 36,000 sq. ft. building on the Boston University Medical Campus adjacent to the medical school, School of Public Health, School of Dental Medicine, and Boston Medical Center, the principal teaching hospital. Faculty and clinical associates offer expertise in practically all subspecialty areas within dermatology, including: skin oncology, dermatologic surgery, rheumatologic-dermatology, phototherapy, laser and cosmetic surgery, photopheresis, alopecia, skin ulcers, wound healing, pediatric dermatology, acne, disorders of pigmentation and ethnic skin, psoriasis, eczematous disorders, and autoimmune diseases. Departmental researchers are leaders in fields such as malignant melanoma, cutaneous lymphoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, wound healing, diseases of the hair, rheumatologic-dermatology, Mohs surgery, and diseases of skin of ethnic origin.

The Dermatopathology section processes over 20,000 biopsy specimens every year. The section makes use of state-of-the-art equipment, including virtual slide scanner. Laboratory services include routine histology, immunofluorescence, immunoperoxidase, and a computerized video image analysis system, as well as access to a confocal microscope and advanced laser-capture microdissection on campus. The section also has an extensive set of teaching slides and a 10-headed teaching microscope with a video monitor.

The department provides dermatologic training to:

  • medical students
  • dermatology residents
  • international physicians in degree and non-degree programs
  • residents in primary care, family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics (lectures and clinical rotations)
  • practicing primary care physicians
  • clinical fellows in cutaneous oncology and dermatopathology
  • pre and postdoctoral research fellows in cell and molecular biology and preventive oncology

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical dermatology
  • Clinical-pathologic correlations
  • Dermatopathology
  • Structure and function of the skin
  • Cutaneous microbiology
  • Sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS
  • Photobiology
  • Dermatologic surgery

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Application Forms
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • MCAT Test
  • CASPer Test
  • Transcripts


  • International Student Data Form
  • A copy of the biographical page of your passport
  • Copies of all of your immigration documents if you are currently in the U.S.
  • Required financial documentation demonstrating your ability to pay for your expenses at Boston University

Tuition Fee

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    62872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 62872 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    62872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 62872 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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