The purpose of residency training in the department of Dermatology is to develop the knowledge, skills, habits and experience of a competent dermatologist.
Internal medicine, general surgery, family practice, obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics, or emergency medicine is a prerequisite for dermatology residency. Here at MU, we have a Preliminary Internal Medicine program, allowing residents to complete their required internship, expand their knowledge of medicine, work with excellent IM faculty, and even start rotating with the dermatology department while on elective!
PGY2 through PGY4
The purpose of residency training in the department of dermatology is to develop the knowledge, skills, habits and experience of a competent dermatologist. To achieve that goal, residents participate in the provision of medical care and education as outlined.
In PGY-2 year, you’re primarily immersed in clinical dermatology, working in general dermatology (including complex medical dermatology, patch testing, rheumatology/dermatology clinics), pediatric dermatology at our Children’s Hospital, dermatology oncology at our comprehensive cancer center, and with veterans at our VA Dermatology clinic. Additionally, PGY-2 residents expand upon their surgical skills with resident surgery clinics at the VA, excision clinics with our Mohs surgeon, and dedicated procedure time in their weekly continuity clinics. I
In PGY-3 and PGY-4 years, you continue to rotate in clinical dermatology as above, but you expand your experience to include inpatient consultation, pathology, and Mohs surgery rotations. Throughout all three years, you have a weekly continuity clinic, allowing you the opportunity to manage your own patients and expand practice management skills.
Courses and Conferences
Residents are given a stipend over the three-year course of residency to cover costs associated with attending conferences. The Indiana Cutaneous Biology Course is required once during residency and its cost (registration/travel) will be covered by the department. Attendance to the annual AAD conference is covered by the department once during residency and the whole department attends the annual Missouri Dermatology conference annually. Required conference days are not counted against vacation time.