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Curriculum

Our residents rotate with our faculty including general dermatologists, dermatopathologists, Moh’s micrographic surgeons and radiation oncologists. In addition, the residents interact with and treat a very diverse patient population in both Orange County and Los Angeles County.

    Program Goals

    • To provide training that integrates basic medical sciences with clinical medicine in an orderly, progressive, and academic manner from a defined department of dermatology.
    • To provide training that integrates the seven core competencies of osteopathic medicine.
    • To provide the resident with progressive responsibilities, commencing with general medicine skills and progressing to complete care of patients in need of dermatologic care.
    • To develop the teaching skills of the dermatology residents.
    • To develop medical ethics and interpersonal skills of the residents.
    • To develop an interest in and understanding of research in dermatology.
    • To develop professional leadership and management skills of the residents.
    • To provide learning experiences based on measurable objectives for the education of residents during a three-year residency program.
    • To prepare the resident to meet certification requirements of the ACGME through the American Board of Dermatology.

    Resident Requirements

    • Scientific Papers – Prepare two papers or manuscripts during each year of training
    • Mandatory Meetings - Annual Fall AAD Meeting (maybe provide a link to the AAD meeting page?)
    • Optional Meetings – ASDS annual meeting, ACDS annual meeting, (Perhaps add links to these pages?)
    • Elective Rotations – Each resident is allotted four weeks of elective rotations each academic year

    Didactics

    • Bolognia Book Club (Weekly)
    • Journal Club (Monthly)
    • Board Review (Twice per month).
    • Clinical Dermatology Series (Weekly)
    • Dermatopathology (Weekly)
    • Grand Rounds (Monthly)