In addition to producing experts in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the integument, and to promoting a culture of scholarship and research that engages all trainees in advancing knowledge of skin health and disease, a principle mission of the residency program is to train those physicians that are dedicated to the profession of dermatology and who are driven to become recognized leaders in academic dermatology and in their respective communities. The institution and the department support several programs to assist residents in achieving enhanced professional goals, two of which are described below. 

Mentoring Program

Along with a trainee’s cumulative experiences, we anticipate that close mentorship relationships with dedicated and experienced academic faculty will mature decision-making and execution, organization, administration, communication and professional networking skills necessary to become an effective leader in our discipline. With these principles in mind, we have implemented a longitudinal mentoring program which facilitates a collaborative, dynamic, and bi-directional mentor-mentee relationships- ones that help mentees achieve their professional and personal goals, whatever they may be.

Center for Learning and Innovation

CLI is a health system sponsored professional development institute which facilitates augmentation of knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary to support leadership development and to promote a culture dedicated to excellence, innovation, teamwork and continuous change.

Sample development topics include:

  • Crucial Conversations
  • Conflict Management Strategies
  • Active Listening & Communication Skills
  • Giving Feedback
  • Emotional Intelligence for Leaders
  • MBTI: Working Effectively Within Your Team
  • Time Management
  • Finance in Healthcare
  • Six Sigma White Belt
  • Introduction to Medical Coding
  • How to Analyze & Present Your Data Effectively
  • Presentation Skills

Physician Administrative Fellowship

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We provide medical and procedural care for the full spectrum of conditions involving the skin, hair and nails. Our mission is to serve as a leader in patient care, teaching, and research.