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Mission Statement

UAB Dermatology seeks to train competent, conscientious, and ethical modern physicians. These aims require a balance of didactic preparation and hands-on clinical experience among diverse patients. In the pursuit of mastery, there is no substitute for repeated clinical exposure. Residents should become familiar with all facets of daily dermatological practice including atypical presentations of disease and therapeutic complications. We hope to instill responsible disciplines of ongoing literature review, critical thinking, and self-assessment. Whether in clinical practice or research endeavors, trainees should be equipped to excel upon graduation.

The Dermatology Residency program is led by residency director, Lauren Kole, M.D., and an accomplished and diverse faculty. There are 16 residents enrolled in the current academic year. Explore our curriculum, application process, and consider making UAB Department of Dermatology the next step towards your future. 


Kole UAB dermatologyLauren Kole, M.D.

Residency Program Director 


For inquiries about residency training in the UAB Department of Dermatology, please contact our office at 205.975.4917 or email uabdepartmentofdermatology@gmail.com