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Resources & Opportunities

Residents and Fellows receive many benefits by joining the WDS.

No dues are assessed for resident/fellow members of the WDS. In addition, membership dues are discounted more than 50% for up to three years following residency/fellowship.

Current Opportunities

2019 Mentorship Award

The Purpose of the award is to develop mentoring relationships that might not otherwise be possible due to distance or funding availability. The program helps develop leadership potential in candidates who have shown early promise through exceptional activities, which will enhance their contributions to dermatology and medicine.

View the Mentorship Award Requirements and Details

Application Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2019
Recipients selected and notified: June 2019*
*Notification date is subject to change based on committee review process.
Download the 2019 Mentorship Award Flyer

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2019 Academic Research Award

The WDS Academic Research Award Program provides funding for residents, post-residency fellows, junior faculty and early-career dermatologists performing basic science or clinical research relevant to the field of dermatology. Awards in the amount of up to $10,000 each are awarded on a competitive basis. These awards are intended to help the recipient further his or her academic career, and may serve as a basis for obtaining further funding.

View the Academic Research Award Requirements and Details

Online Application: Click Here to Apply
Application Deadline: Friday, July 26, 2019
Applicants Notified of Status: September 2019

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2019 Service Programs & Regional Networking

The Women's Dermatologic Society is very passionate about our Service Program, which began in 2004. We have created two distinct programs that offer skin cancer prevention outreach and sun safety education to communities and schools around the United States. The WDS Service Programs include Play Safe in the Sun, & Coast-2-Coast.

The goal of the Regional Group is to help facilitate local gatherings to provide opportunities in each region for networking, and mentorship, as well as for service projects to be carried out more expeditiously. These opportunities can be events held individually or held concurrently with different cities and regions.

Receive Free Tickets to Upcoming WDS Events

As a Resident, you have access to FREE TICKETS to some of our Upcoming Events.

There are currently 25 Complementary WDS Member Resident Tickets available for the following events:

Networking Breakfast & Panel Discussion at the SID Annual Meeting
Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Location: Chicago, IL
Time: 7:00am-8:30am

Networking Breakfast & Panel Discussion at the ACMS Annual Meeting
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Location: Baltimore, MD
Time: 7:00am-8:00am

Email Maggie Gruennert to reserve your space.