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:

Year 1 (PGY-2)

Medical Dermatology – 8 months
Dermatopathology – 2 months
Pediatric Dermatology – 1 month
Surgery – 1 month

Year 2 (PGY-3)

Medical Dermatology – 5 months
Dermatopathology – 2 months
Pediatric Dermatology – 1 month
Surgery – 2 months
Consults – 2 months

Year 3 (PGY-4)

Medical Dermatology – 3 months
Dermatopathology – 2 months
Pediatric Dermatology – 2 months
Surgery – 2 months
Cosmetic Dermatology – 1 month
*Ability to have an elective month - PGY 3 or PGY 4

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, and VA surgery rotations.
  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.