Mission and Aims


The three-year dermatology residency training program is designed to give residents the scope and breadth of clinical training to make them experts in diseases of the skin, hair, and nails.  They will acquire the medical and surgical skills required to diagnose and treat patients with dermatologic disorders.  The clinical rotations are correlated with conferences and lectures to enhance the learning experience.


  1. Post-residency outcomes: our aim is for 25 percent of graduating residents to select fellowship subspecialty training or academic practice.
  2. Certifying board exam: our aim is to maintain a 100% pass rate.
  3. Research: our aim is for all residents to successfully complete a scholarly activity pathway, either an in-depth research project over 2-3 years, OR an annual project (peer-reviewed manuscript, oral abstract presentation, or textbook chapter).
  4. Quality improvement and patient safety: our aim is for all graduating residents to complete a quality improvement project AND all residents will participate annually in a root cause analysis (RCA) or mock RCA and a Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle or mock PDSA cycle.
  5. Didactic curriculum: our aim is to provide 30 or more hours of didactic training monthly, with participation or guidance by faculty in 50 percent of didactic sessions