The Dermcare Gap Year Program provides recent college graduates with the unique opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the setting of a private dermatology practice. Through this paid program, gap year interns learn to assist in a variety of clinical and administrative tasks that help keep a medical practice functional. We aim to employ reliable, self-motivated graduates looking to gain one or more years of experience prior to attending medical school. We believe the lessons provided by this program will prepare our interns for the rigors of a career in medicine.

As a Gap Year Intern, you will:

  • assist in various dermatologic surgeries and procedures
  • perform surgical consultations
  • scribe for physicians during patient visits
  • coordinate patient care with outside healthcare providers
  • perform administrative tasks
  • learn about surgical and cosmetic dermatology
  • network with our doctors and staff
  • and more!


  1. Bachelor’s degree from a four year university/college
  2. At least a 1-2 year commitment before matriculating into medical school
  3. Must be able to travel to all offices (Arlington, Cambridge, Natick and Chelmsford)
  4. No medical assistant certification required


Victoria H. Selian (Chief Gap Year Intern)

Northeastern University
Major: Biology, International Affairs minor
Bio:  I graduated from Northeastern University having completed two co-ops. My first co-op was in Belgium at IMEC/Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders in a neurosurgery lab where I researched motor function and plasticity post-paralysis. My second co-op was at the Infant Vision Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital, where I investigated Retinopathy of Prematurity via vision research experiments on children and young adults. In addition to my co-op experiences, I volunteered at Boston Children’s on a surgical inpatient floor, was Hall Council President at Northeastern where I organized monthly charity and social events, and ran research experiments with the Kreiman lab at Harvard Medical School on low-vision participants to find ways to improve assistive mobility technologies. Having grown up in the Boston area, I am excited to continue to work in this community. In my free time, I volunteer at a local women’s shelter, Rosie’s place. I also love baking anything and everything, yoga, reading a good book, and skiing.