Curriculum: Dermatology

The Dermatology Residency Program combines a broad clinical curriculum, an extensive didactic curriculum, and resident involvement in research to achieve a comprehensive training experience.

Residents routinely manage an average of 2 inpatients and 100-150 outpatients each week. The program includes daily hospital rounds, private clinic rotations, shifts in the Ambulatory Care Center, conferences, and clinical research. They receive extensive instruction and clinical experience in the areas of allergic contact dermatitis; photo contact dermatitis, including immunologically based photosensitive diseases; and mycology and microbiology as needed to identify the dermatophytes commonly seen in dermatologic practice. Residents also have the opportunity to attend a number of subspecialty clinics: photodermatoses, pediatrics, occupational dermatoses, photoaging, and hair and scalp disease.

Technical training includes the use of technologies such as photopheresis, phototherapy, dermatoscopy, digital mole mapping, and lasers. Proficiency in procedures such as biopsies, excisions, Mohs surgery, flaps and grafts, laser surgery, tissue augmentation, sclerotherapy, nail surgery and rhinophyma is emphasized. The program is structured to provide instruction and progressively independent experience to fulfill the American Board of Dermatology’s required performance of specialized surgical procedures in dermatology.