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.
- 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.
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).
Two Monday afternoons per month, all 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 their training. Residents also perform surgeries here.
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.
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.