Education & Training
The Department of Dermatology focuses on graduate, postgraduate, and continuing medical education. Residents in our Department have a tradition of passing the Certifying Examination of the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) and, in many cases, then entering well-regarded fellowship training programs. For example, our Resident Class of 2014 scored at the 88th percentile on the ABD Certifying Exam; the class of 2015 scored at the 76th percentile. The most recent class (Class of 2016) scored at the 81st percentile.
Several of our residents on a Clinical and Research Training Track have received support from UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Physician Scientist Training Program, UT Southwestern’s President’s Research Council, Galderma Pilot & Feasibility Awards, the Dermatology Foundation, the Amgen Corporation, and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists. These individuals have great significance and potential for our Department in the coming years.
Our Department offers Fellowship Training in Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology, and through an affiliation with Cockerell Dermatopathology and with ProPath, Fellowship Training in Dermatopathology.
Several of our junior faculty have gained enrollment in UT Southwestern’s Clinical Scholars Program, a commitment that has the potential to broaden and expand notably the knowledge, skills, and abilities of these young academicians.
The Department hosts weekly didactic educational sessions and Grand Rounds that are both regularly attended by our faculty, residents, and interested physicians from the community.