In conclusion, the purpose of our study was to gather data that would allow us to better advise nontraditional dermatology residency applicants, including those who previously failed to match. No advisor should determine who should or should not pursue a desired career as a dermatologist. Instead, it should be the advisor's role to present the information and explore with the applicant the most sensible next steps. These data are not intended to serve as a screening tool to determine whether an applicant should apply again for dermatology residency, nor are they a recipe to successfully match. There are few, if any, absolutes in counseling nontraditional dermatology residency applicants. Post–medical school pursuit of research, publication, presentations, volunteer work, dermatology fellowship training, dermatology rotations, and ERAS application completion must be individualized. The candidate must consider the data, the mentor's evidence-based advice, and his or her own preferences to make an appropriate individualized decision.