Dermatology Residency Overview

The Department of Dermatology Residency Program has three primary objectives: 

  1. To recruit the best qualified applicants
  2. To train excellent clinicians
  3. To produce leaders in dermatology

Hands-on Experience

UT Southwestern Medical Center is the first of only two accredited dermatology residency programs in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. It utilizes five teaching centers (Parkland Health & Hospital SystemChildren's Medical Center, UT Southwestern University Hospitals, and the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center), and two dermatopathology groups (Cockerell Dermatopathology and Propath), collectively serving a large population of patients with diverse genetic and social backgrounds in a variety of health care settings. 

Several general dermatology clinics and subspecialty clinics treat a wide variety of conditions and provide a variety of services, including: blistering diseases, contact allergy, cosmetic dermatology, dermatopathology, hair/nail disorders, pediatric dermatology, pharmaceutical studies, pigment cell disorders, rheumatic skin disease, surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery, and vascular malformation/laser surgery.

Our faculty combines mastery of general dermatology with expertise in defined dermatological subspecialties.

Core Curriculum

A structured framework of conferences represents the backbone of the core curriculum.

Weekly ConferencesMonthly Conferences
Integrated Basic and Clinical Science Conference                                Dallas and Fort Worth Dermatological Society Meetings
Dermatopathology Conferences (three times a week) North Texas Dermatological Society Meetings
Journal Club Pediatric Dermatology
Grand Rounds
Pearls Conferences
Surgery Conference
Inpatient Rounds

Guiding Principles

  • To promote excellence and leadership, our residents consistently rank among the top of their peer groups as noted in the American Board of Dermatology Certifying and In-Training Examinations. Half of our graduates train further in fellowship programs. A survey of careers of graduates from 2006 to 2012 show 80 percent are on academic faculty full or part-time.
  • To blend medical and surgical training.
  • To provide an interactive, cooperative, and supportive environment.
  • To encourage mentorship and camaraderie.

Our Strengths