Dermatology Residency Program


The Dermatology Residency program is led by residency director, Boni Elewski, M.D., and an accomplished and diverse faculty. Thirteen residents are enrolled in the current academic year. The program is highly competitive with a strong didactic component. Our residents have a 100% board certification rate. Program requirements include:

  1. Thoughtful, comprehensive dermatological care of clinic and consult patients with attention to quality patient-doctor interaction, cost reduction, patient education, timely follow-up of biopsies and labs, and correspondence with referring providers.
  2. Acquisition of knowledge of basic science of the skin, immunodermatology, and clinical dermatology through the completion of assigned reading material and active participation in clinics, conferences and consults.
  3. Development of dermatological surgical skills through active participation during Mohs surgery rotations, VA surgery rotations, and during routine surgical procedures in all general dermatology clinics assigned.
  4. Attainment of detailed analysis and diagnosis of dermatopathology specimens through weekly dermatopathology conferences, assigned dermatopathology readings and dermatopathology rotations.
  5. Involvement in academic endeavors including clinical studies, publications, public service, and presentations at state and national meetings.
  6. Creative pursuit of additional dermatological skills and knowledge.
  7. Teaching of nurses, medical students, rotating physicians and dermatology residents.
  8. Assistance with the administration of residency and departmental schedules

Didactic sessions include: Bolognia textbook session, basic science lectures, clinical pearls lectures, Grand Rounds, Journal Club, Dermatopathology teaching sessions, slide conferences, and lectures by Lauren Hughey, M.D. covering cutaneous lymphoma, coding, inpatient consult case studies, and general medical dermatology case studies.

In addition to a weekly continuity clinic, residents rotate through all inpatient and outpatient sites serviced by the department, including The Kirklin Clinic, Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center, Children’s Hospital and Children’s South, Cooper Green Mercy, UAB Hospital and UAB Highlands Hospital, and 1917 Clinic. Department faculty, residents and fellows engage in more than 47,000 patient encounters a year.

 

YEAR 1:

 

Rotation:

 

Time Commitment:

 

 

 

     Medical Dermatology

 

8 months

Dermatopathology

 

2 months

Pediatric Dermatology

 

1 month

Surgery

 

1 month

 

 

 

 

YEAR 2:

 

 

 

 

     Medical Dermatology

 

5 months

Dermatopathology

 

2 months

Pediatric Dermatology

 

1 month

Surgery

 

2 months

Consults

 

2 months

     

 

YEAR 3:

 

Medical Dermatology

 

3 months

Dermatopathology

 

2 months

Pediatric Dermatology

 

2 months

Surgery

 

2 months

Consults

 

1 month

Elective

 

1 month

Cosmetic Dermatology

 

1 month

     



Inquiries should be submitted to:

Mackenzie Stanford
OA II- Residency Coordinator
UAB Department of Dermatology
kenzie89@uab.edu
205-975-6415 (phone)
205-934-5766 (fax)

Mailing Address:
Department of Dermatology
414 CEFH
1720 2nd Ave South
Birmingham AL 35294-0009