Interview Information Each winter approximately 30 applicants are invited to interview for three residency positions. Two interview dates are offered. Selection is based on academic credentials, letters of recommendation, and an interview. Each candidate will meet with Dr. Mercurio and other faculty members, have lunch with dermatology residents and faculty, and tour our clinical and research facilities. A casual dinner with the residents takes place the night before the interviews, allowing applicants and residents to get to know one another informally.