The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White three-year residency in dermatology is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Since its inception in 2005, our advanced program has been accredited with no citations and has maintained a 100 percent board pass rate.
We accept three dermatology residents per year.
The high volume of skin cancers seen by Baylor Scott & White Health in Central Texas allows our residents to perform Mohs layers, grafts and flaps – often as the primary surgeon. Our residents have the benefit of hands-on surgical training through their residency.
In addition to surgical experience, residents are exposed to subspecialties through electives in pediatric and cosmetic dermatology.
Our continuity clinic, which begins during PGY2, provides residents experience following the progression of their patients and the patients’ response to treatment.
Residents take call one week at a time, alternating between the 10 residents. They also cover inpatient consults for one month at time – during a dermatopathology rotation – for an average of four months during the residency.
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Conferences are led both by faculty and residents. A faculty member is present for almost all lectures to be available for clarification and to provide high quality. Grand rounds and consult conferences are held monthly to expose residents to more unusual and/or complicated cases.
Conferences opportunities include:
Various faculty currently review the Bolognia textbook and give a written exam at the conclusion of most sessions.
Dr. Parekh reviews chapters from either Weedon’s text or the Lever text. Digital photographs of the diseases covered are a source of discussion for these chapters.
The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Archives of Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery and Ancillary Journals are reviewed sequentially each week. Ancillary journals include: the British Journal of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Cutis, Drugs in Dermatology and the International Journal of Dermatology.
These conferences alternate each week. Drs. Butler and Housewright present and discuss topics of surgical interest: wound healing, flaps and grafts, surgical anatomy, Botox, fillers etc. Dr. Fiala presents a variety of clinical unknowns for discussion.
Our dermatopathologists review with the resident slides of unusual and interesting cases (or cases that pertain to the dermpath text conference) at the 10-headed scope.
Residents are expected to present talks on basic science or pharmacology of commonly used dermatologic drugs.
Once a month, a Consult Conference is held during Grand Rounds. The resident on consult service will present cases for group discussion.
Three to five patients are presented with unusual or rare dermatologic conditions or treatment conundrums are presented. Residents are expected to present each case and present a differential diagnosis for discussion
Dermatology residents actively participate in research, publications and presentations at regional and national meetings. One quality improvement project is expected throughout the residency as well as one publication submission per year.
Required research and scholarly activities are supported by the allotment of protected time, mentorship by assigned faculty members and financial support through grants provided by the Research and Education Division.
Monetary support is available each year to residents presenting poster or podium presentations at Texas Dermatologic Society and American Academy of Dermatology meetings.
See a list of our most recent scholarly activities.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center.
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.
Deadline for applications is October 15.
Visit ERAS to apply
Please make sure the following information is included with your ERAS application:
Lacey PittPhone: 254.724.6385 Fax: 254.742.3776 Lacey.Pitt@BSWHealth.org
Dermatology Residency ProgramBaylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple MS-27-104A2401 South 31st Street Temple, TX 76508
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.
Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.
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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