Dermatology Residency

Our large patient base and affiliations with multiple private and hospital-based clinics provide exposure to a broad spectrum of diseases.

The Dermatology Residency at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, provides training in post-graduate education years two, three and four.

Our three-year residency's large patient base and affiliations with multiple private and hospital-based clinics provide diversity of patient populations, a broad spectrum of medically and surgically related cutaneous diseases and exposure to an outstanding clinical faculty.

We accept two dermatology residents per year.


Didactic Schedule Overview


  • Basic Science Lecture


  • First and third Wednesday
    • Tumor board – dermatology residents and physicians discuss management of various skin tumor cases highlighting a multidisciplinary approach, featuring: dermatologists, dermatopathologists, dermatologic surgeons, oncologists, surgical oncologists and radiation oncologists
    • Path unknowns
  • Second and fourth Wednesdays
    • Journal club – residents with faculty facilitator discuss key articles and CME reviews in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) and Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology (JAMA Derm). Emphasis is placed on critical analysis of original investigations as well as updates on standards of care in dermatology
    • Chief review – chief-led review session focusing on dermatology board-relevant material


  • Surgery/pediatric lecture
  • Grand rounds lecture
  • Clinicopathologic correlation and consult rounds


  • ProPath microscope session
  • Cockerell microscope session
  • Textbook review – upper level residents lead textbook review session from various chapters in Bolognia Dermatology 3rd edition, Wolverton Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy and Spitz Genodermatoses: a Clinical Guide to Genetic Skin Disease. Sessions are aimed at encouraging resident and medical student participation
  • Faculty kodachromes – emphasizes dermatologic descriptions and differentials while highlighting board-relevant material

Residents offer direct care under the one-on-one supervision of an attending physician. Each year is designed to allow the resident to perform more independently in the diagnosis, management and decision-making functions of dermatology according to his or her knowledge level, technical skills and expertise.

Two elective rotations in the third year allow residents to gain more in-depth experience in one or more dermatological subspecialties: pediatrics, surgery, dermatopathology, clinical or translational research.

PGY2 – Building a Foundation

  • General dermatology
    • Variety of pathology: general dermatology, complicated psoriasis and medical dermatology
    • Rural dermatology: skin cancer/skin checks
    • Variety of medical dermatology
    • Clinical dermatology
    • Dermatopathology
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Mohs surgery
    • Surgical dermatology

PGY3 – Developing Skills

  • Mohs surgery
  • General dermatology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Continuity clinic at Baylor University Medical Center
  • Elective (one month)
    • Cosmetics
    • Surgery
    • General dermatology

PGY4 – Polishing for Career

  • Mohs surgery
  • Dermatopathology
  • Research (one month)
  • Electives (two months)
  • General dermatology (three months)
  • Pediatric dermatology (one month)
  • Rheumatologic dermatology elective
  • Continuity clinic at Baylor Dallas

In addition, PGY4 residents have chief resident duties during which they gain organization, leadership and scheduling experience in addition to teaching “chief review” every other Wednesday.

Cosmetic Clinic

One Wednesday each month all residents take part in faculty-supervised cosmetic clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. Each resident brings one patient and utilizes a variety of products, such as neurotoxin and filler. Additional cosmetic procedures may be utilized pending faculty approval.

We encourage our residents to routinely attend professional dermatologic meetings to advance both knowledge and networking. Some of the conferences in which our residents participate are listed below.


  • American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
  • Texas Dermatology Society meetings, with preference given to those presenting


  • American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASGS)
  • Texas Dermatology Society meeting
  • Other conferences as coverage allows


  • American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASGS)
  • Texas Dermatology Society meeting
  • Additional board-review or chief-resident conferences, as appropriate

Residents are responsible for designing, submitting to Institutional Review Board (IRB) and conducting an original research investigation of their choice.

By the end of residency, they are to submit their findings to a peer-reviewed journal. Each resident must submit two original research articles to peer-reviewed journals by the end of residency.

Systems improvement project: each resident must complete a small project during each year of residency aimed at improving patient care/clinical efficiency.

  • Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Baylor University Medical Center, Graduate Medical Education (GME) is committed to advancing and passionately promoting a training environment where all feel welcomed and valued.
    A culture of inclusion encourages innovation, and is a catalyst for building dynamic teams that serve our communities.

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept residency applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Our apologies for the inconvenience but we are not accepting applications for the 2021/2022 season.

Application Requirements

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must submit the following materials:

  • USMLE scores (Step I results are mandatory; Step II CK results are desirable)
  • Three letters of recommendation


Once completed applications are received, the review committee evaluates applications and selects applicants for onsite interviews. Interviews are conducted in December or January.

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Medical Student Opportunities

Elective rotations are available to fourth-year medical students that are interested in pursuing a residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Interested allopathic or osteopathic students from accredited institutions may apply through the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities application service (VSLO).

Visiting electives may be offered in two or four week rotations from July through January. Students can begin viewing the courses and dates being offered, prerequisites, and institutional requirements at VSLO starting in March. Applications will be accepted starting April 1.

Baylor University Medical Center is dedicated to training a new generation of healthcare professionals that reflect the diverse communities we serve. To encourage top candidates from underrepresented social groups within the profession of medicine, the Department of Medical Education will annually offer a $1500 scholarship to assist with transportation and housing costs while rotating in Dallas on an approved VSLO elective.

For more information, please visit the Undergraduate Medical Education page.

Contact Us

Adrienne Rickett
Phone: 214.865.4484
Fax: 214.820.7272

Dermatology Residency
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
Roberts Hospital, Suite 1013
3500 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our residents a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

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As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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