Department faculty, residents and fellows engage in more than 47,000 patient encounters a year. In addition to a weekly continuity clinic, residents rotate through all inpatient and outpatient sites serviced by the department, including:

Medical Dermatology – 8 months

Dermatopathology – 2 months

Pediatric Dermatology – 1 month

Surgery – 1 month

Medical Dermatology – 5 months

Dermatopathology – 2 months

Pediatric Dermatology – 1 month

Surgery – 2 months

Consults – 2 months

Medical Dermatology – 3 months

Dermatopathology – 2 months

Pediatric Dermatology – 2 months

Surgery – 2 months

Consults – 1 month

Elective – 1 month

Cosmetic Dermatology – 1 month

Program Requirements

  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.

Conferences and Meetings

Didactic sessions include: Bolognia textbook session, basic science lectures, clinical pearls lectures, grand rounds, journal club, dermatopathology teaching sessions, slide conferences, and lectures covering cutaneous lymphoma, and general medical dermatology case studies.


For inquiries about residency training in the UAB Department of Dermatology please contact our office.

elewskiBoni Elewski, M.D.
Director of Residency Program
UAB Department of Dermatology, EFH 414
1720 2nd Ave South
Birmingham AL 35294-0009

roopLeslie Roop
Residency Coordinator
P: (205) 996-6685
F: (205) 934-5766