PGY-2

Candler Clawson, MD

Candler Clawson, MD

Candler Clawson, MD

Candler Clawson, MD

Dermatology

Marisa Riley, MD

Marisa Riley, MD

Marisa Riley, MD

Marisa Riley, MD

Dermatology

Hometown: Haymarket, VA
Undergraduate: University of Scranton
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
Hobbies: tennis, golf, exploring new restaurants, weight-lifting, listening to new bands

PGY-3

David Salomonsky, MD

David Salomonsky, MD

David Salomonsky, MD

David Salomonsky, MD

Dermatology

Hometown: Richmond, VA
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Running, golf, eating peanut butter, hanging out with my family and friends!

Roxana Shirazi, MD

Roxana Shirazi, MD

Roxana Shirazi, MD

Roxana Shirazi, MD

Dermatology

Hometown: Centreville, VA
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Cooking Persian food, crafting new iced shaken espresso recipes, kayaking, nature walks, checking out new restaurants with friends and family

PGY-4

Jessica Payne, MD

Jessica Payne, MD

Jessica Payne, MD

Jessica Payne, MD

Dermatology

Hometown: King William County
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Fitness, reading, and exploring new places and finding the best cup of coffee in town

Lauren Tisdale, M.D.

Lauren Tisdale, M.D.

Lauren Tisdale, M.D.

Lauren Tisdale, M.D.

Dermatology

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Watching camping with Steve videos, cooking with my husband, long walks, naps, snacking on eatingbird food samosa, reading and dancing with my son

Doctors and staff in a discussionOur competitive residency accepts two applicants each year, and we work closely with residents to design a personalized training experience. Rotations and didactics occur primarily at the VCU Medical Center, its associated clinics and the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). Residents also have the opportunity to rotate through the offices of community physicians who provide subspecialty training in areas like pediatric care and cosmetic procedures.

We also encourage residents to participate in research during their time at VCU.

Application Requirements

  • Completed ERAS application
  • Supplemental Residency Program application to be completed by 10/4/23
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Dean’s letter
  • Four letters of recommendation from physicians in the U.S. or Canada
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores
    • Step 1 is required
    • Step 2 is optional but preferred
  • ECFMG certificate (for international applicants)

For the 2022 ERAS® cycle, our program will strongly encourage all applicants to complete a supplemental ERAS application, offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants also will be required to complete the MyERAS application.

The additional information will help our program staff learn more about applicants’ medical education journey, including more meaningful information about work, volunteer, and research experiences, and help us better identify applicants who fit our program environment and mission. 

This supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform outside the MyERAS application and must be completed between September 1 and September 30.

Please bookmark the supplemental ERAS application section of the AAMC website to find the latest information, FAQs, and resources.