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 Program at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, provides an excellent ACGME-accredited residency training experience in the diverse, vibrant city of Dallas, Texas.

We accept two residents per year.

Our three-year program provides comprehensive exposure to as well as hands-on experience in general dermatology and dermatologic subspecialties, with strengths in the breadth of medical dermatology and complexity of surgical dermatology seen at our clinical sites. Our unique, community-based program maintains academic rigor through interactive didactic sessions and one-on-one clinical instruction from our dedicated faculty of locally and nationally recognized dermatologists, many of whom hold leadership positions in dermatologic societies and are active in research and publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Our mission is to support residents in achieving their unique career goals by training physicians capable of delivering outstanding patient care across a variety of dermatologic disciplines. Our graduates have gone on to obtain academic appointments and fellowship positions and have also felt prepared to practice independently serving communities across the country.


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.

PGY2 – Building a Foundation

  • General dermatology (10 months)
  • Pediatric dermatology (1 month)
  • Mohs surgery (1 month)

PGY3 – Developing Skills

  • General dermatology (5 months)
  • Mohs surgery (3 months)
  • Dermatopathology (1 month)
  • Pediatric dermatology (1 month)
  • Rheumatologic dermatology (1 month)
  • Elective (one month)

PGY4 – Polishing for Career

  • General dermatology (5 months)
  • Mohs surgery (2 months)
  • Dermatopathology (2 months)
  • Pediatric dermatology (1 month)
  • Elective (2 months)
  • In addition, PGY4 residents have chief resident duties through which they gain organizational, leadership and scheduling experience.

Elective Rotations

One elective rotation in the second year and two elective rotations in the third year allow residents to gain more in-depth experience in one or more dermatologic subspecialties (pediatrics, dermatopathology, surgery), clinical or translational research, cosmetic dermatology, international rotations or another unique clinical experience of the resident’s choosing (pending approval of the program director).

Continuity Clinic

Two Monday afternoons per month, PGY2 and PGY3 residents participate in Continuity Clinic at Baylor University Medical Center. This clinic serves underserved and underinsured populations and gives residents the opportunity to follow patients longitudinally throughout the first two years of their training. Residents also perform surgeries here.

PGY4 residents host their own clinic at Baylor Scott & White Community Care - Worth Street one Thursday afternoon monthly. Residents take full ownership of their patients and have minimal assistance.

Cosmetic Clinic

One Wednesday evening monthly all residents participate in a faculty-supervised cosmetic clinic. Residents bring their own patients to practice a variety of cosmetic techniques such as neurotoxin administration and filler augmentation.

Academic Time

Residents are allowed one dedicated half-day per week (typically Friday afternoons) for studying, preparing lecture materials, working on research endeavors and performing other administrative duties.

  • With attending supervision, dermatology residents provide dermatologic care to patients hospitalized at main BUMC, Baylor Scott & White T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital and Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation.
  • PGY2 residents take 8 weeks of call; PGY3 residents take 12 weeks of call; PGY4 residents take 6 weeks of call. Call is taken in addition to regular clinical duties.
  • On average, residents see 2-8 consults per week encompassing a breadth of acute pathologies from Stevens-Johnson syndrome to vasculitis to graft-versus-host disease.

Didactic Schedule Overview


  • Basic Science Lecture


  • Genodermatoses and Miscellaneous Topics


  • First and third Wednesday
    • Tumor board - multidisciplinary meeting that brings together dermatology, oncology, surgical oncology, pathology, dermatopathology, and radiation oncology to discuss the management of challenging tumor cases.”
  • 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


  • Dermoscopy lecture about once monthly
  • Surgery/pediatric lecture
  • Grand rounds lecture
  • Clinicopathologic correlation and consult rounds


  • Dermatopathology lectures with ProPath and Sagis
  • Resident-led sessions including consult wrap-up and board review
  • Faculty-led kodachromes

  • Residents are expected to be involved in a publication every year and are encouraged to participate in a research project of their interest.
  • Residents also complete a small quality improvement project annually.

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 Dermatological Society meetings, with preference given to those presenting


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


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

Interview invitations will be distributed in December. Interviews will be conducted virtually for the current application cycle.

Visit ERAS to apply


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
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s Letter)
  • Personal Statement


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 students from accredited institutions may apply through the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities application service (VSLO).

Four-week visiting elective rotations may be offered 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.

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

Contact Us

Abby Felty

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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.

Life in Dallas

Dallas provides access to metropolitan entertainment and culture while maintaining the lowest cost of living among the top 10 largest U.S. cities.

Why Baylor Scott & White

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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