Dermatology Residency Overview
The Department of Dermatology Residency Program has three primary objectives:
- To recruit the best qualified applicants
- To train excellent clinicians
- To produce leaders in dermatology
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 System, Children'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.
A structured framework of conferences represents the backbone of the core curriculum.
|Weekly Conferences||Monthly 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|
- 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.