Department of Dermatology

Our program is a part of the Emory University School of Medicine, a leading academic medical center in the Southeast. Rotations are one month in duration. During 1st year, most of the rotations are based in outpatient clinics, rotating through the Emory Clinic, Grady Memorial Hospital, and the Atlanta VA Medical Center, in addition to rotating through teledermatology at the VA. In the second half of the year, each 1st-year resident spends 1 month on the inpatient consult service at the Emory University Hospital.  During 2nd year, residents spend approximately 1/3 of their rotations on an inpatient consult service and 2/3 of the time in the outpatient setting, rotating through Emory, Grady, the VA, and also Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. During 3rd year, residents continue to rotate through the outpatient clinics at Grady and the VA but also participate in 2 months of dedicated surgery rotations, 2 months of dedicated dermatopathology rotations, and 2 months of inpatient teledermatology consult service at Emory Midtown.

Residents have 5 to 6 hours of didactic time each week, comprised of sessions given by faculty, visiting lecturers, and residents.  Didactic sessions include dermatology core curriculum lectures, dermatopathology scope sessions, grand rounds, and journal club.  Didactics take place every Tuesday morning from 8am to 9am and Thursday mornings from 8am to noon

Emory Dermatology is just one of the many residency training programs within Emory Graduate Medical Education (GME), one of the largest medical training programs in the country set in one of the Southeast’s leading academic medical centers.  Via Emory GME, there are many unique opportunities to collaborate and participate in specialized training tracks, such as tracks focusing on ethics, health care management, global health and more.

Resident Travel & Academic Time

Residents at Emory are part of a patient care team that provides excellent patient care in busy clinical settings. Amongst the patient care activities, residents are allotted on average 1 academic half-day per week (in addition to the dedicated Thursday morning didactics). These academic half-days allow for the pursuit of academic endeavors outside of the clinic and promote resident wellness. Many residents use this time to work on their research projects or to spend time exploring their individual interests in clinics inside and outside of Emory dermatology in specialized areas of general dermatology, procedural dermatology, dermatopathology, or pediatric dermatology.

Residents received an annual allotment of educational monies to help offset the cost of books, dermatoscopes, and travel to academic conferences. There is departmental monetary support to allow for membership to several dermatologic societies and board review resources. Dedicated leave time is also provided to allow residents to attend and participate in regional, national and international academic conferences. 

The Emory School of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical Education and Emory Dermatology are committed to ensuring that residents and fellows remain physically and mentally healthy, retain their joy in learning and maintain their idealism while completing their training programs.  Residents have time away from the clinic to attend medical and dental appointments. Emory has a Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) which provides access to counseling services free of charge.  There are department didactic and Grand Rounds sessions focused on wellness topics.  Residents participate in 2 resident retreats which allow for time for residents to learn about non-medical topics, engage in service activities, or to connect with each other outside of the clinic.

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The Department of Dermatology remains committed to providing the finest training for our residents and fellows and our continued success depends on alumni like you – Please support our dermatology residents by giving today!