Didactics & Lectures

Teaching Methods

Teaching methods include lectures, conferences, seminars, demonstrations, individual and group study of histologic slides, clinical rounds, chart and record reviews, faculty-trainee sessions in small groups and one-on-one settings, book and journal reviews, and attendance at local, regional and national meetings.

Didactic Curriculum

Didactic training complements and precedes/parallels clinical activities whenever possible. This education is organized to follow a curriculum that will ensure resident exposure to the complete range of disorders encountered by the dermatologist. The didactic curriculum is covered every year in clinical dermatology, dermatopathology, procedural dermatology, and basic science. On average, the curriculum requires residents to read two hours every night, a total of 15 hours weekly, or 150 to 200 pages of weekly reading.

Daily Conferences/Journal Clubs