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Dermatology Residency

With a student-faculty ratio of 10:8, our residents benefit from one-on-one learning.

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.

Curriculum

Patient Population

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.

Electives

In addition to surgical experience, residents are exposed to subspecialties through electives in pediatric and cosmetic dermatology.

Continuity Clinic

Our continuity clinic, which begins during PGY2, provides residents experience following the progression of their patients and the patients’ response to treatment.

Call Schedule

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. 

Residency Schedule

Download and/or print this residency schedule.

 

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:

Dermatology Clinical Textbook Review

Various faculty currently review the Bolognia textbook and give a written exam at the conclusion of most sessions.

Dermatopathology Textbook Review

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.

Journal Club

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.

Dermatologic Surgery or Clinical Unknown Conference

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.

Dermatopathology Conference

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.

Resident Conference

Residents are expected to present talks on basic science or pharmacology of commonly used dermatologic drugs.

Consult Conference

Once a month, a Consult Conference is held during Grand Rounds. The resident on consult service will present cases for group discussion.

Grand Rounds

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.

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's top hospitals in Texas

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center.

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.

Deadline for applications is October 15.

Visit ERAS to apply


Application Requirements

Please make sure the following information is included with your ERAS application:

  • CV
  • USMLE Step 1 score of 235 or above
  • ECFMG certificate (international medical graduates must meet ECFMG certification requirements)
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • MSPE (Dean's letter)

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

Contact Us

Lacey Pitt
Phone: 254.724.6385
Fax: 254.742.3776
Lacey.Pitt@BSWHealth.org

Dermatology Residency Program
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple
MS-27-104A
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76508

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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 Temple

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.

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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