Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology
Ackerman Academy Faculty & Students


Initial Requirements
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Prerequisite: Open to residents and practicing physicians.


  • Application form
  • Updated curriculum vitae

PLEASE NOTE: After an online application and CV has been received, the applicant will be contacted to provide further documentation (including, but not limited to, an MOU/Program Agreement between applicant’s parent facility and the Ackerman Academy). Due to the popularity of the Elective Rotation program, applicants may expect delays in processing.

Exact (proposed) dates are required in order to process elective/rotation applications. NO WEEKEND DATES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

To register for an elective, please click here.

DO NOT USE THIS APPLICATION IF A J-1 VISA IS NEEDED. Please visit the Visiting Research Fellowship information page or email for more information.

SUNY Downstate/Ackerman – ACGME Dermatopathology Fellowship
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Deadline: For the 2021-2022 fellowship year, application deadline is August 31, 2019.

Prerequisite: Must be board-eligible or board-certified at time of fellowship


  • Application form
  • Cover letter (optional)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Transcript of medical school record (original certified copy)
  • Medical school Dean's recommendation (original certified copy)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation, including former chief(s) of service
  • A recent photograph

*NOTE: Letters of recommendation should be addressed to Dr. Edward Heilman and Dr. Geoffrey Gottlieb. Scanned color copies (signed and on letterhead) may be sent directly from the letter writer or authorized personnel to with the applicant’s full name and “Fellowship” listed in the subject line. NOTED: Letters forwarded from the applicant will not be accepted.

Scanned color copies of applicant’s Transcript and Dean’s Letter may also be emailed to with the applicant’s full name and “Fellowship” listed in the subject line.

For the online application, please click here.

Visiting Research Fellowship
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  • Application form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (including former chief of service)
  • Exact proposed dates of training (no weekend dates)
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcript of medical school record
  • Medical school Dean's recommendation (if available)
  • Photocopy of your medical diploma
  • Photocopy of certificate of pathology or dermatology training

NOTE: If a J-1 VISA is needed to study at the Academy (please check with your local embassy to see if this applies to you prior to submitting your Ackerman Academy application), the following (additional) documents are required:

  • Passport information page
  • Financial statement or statement of support (please provide translation and currency type if in language other than English and if in currency other than USD)
  • Proof of health insurance coverage while in the U.S.

An online application will be available shortly. In the meantime, please email: