Clinical Rotations

First Year

The schedule for first year dermatology residents will be structured as follows:

  • Nine months of outpatient clinics at UH Cleveland Medical Center / UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, which includes surgical clinics.
  • Two months of inpatient hospital consults – one month at UH Cleveland Medical Center / UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and one month at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.
  • One month of dermatopathology at UH Cleveland Medical Center.

Second Year

The schedule for second year dermatology residents will be structured as follows:

  • Five months of outpatient clinics at UH Cleveland Medical Center / UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.
  • Two months of inpatient consults – one month at UH Cleveland Medical Center / UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and one month at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.
  • One month of dermatopathology at UH Cleveland Medical Center.
  • Two months of research. Research projects are subject to approval from the Research Committee.
  • Two months of dermatologic surgery at UH Cleveland Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.

Third Year

The schedule for third year dermatology residents will be structured as follows:

  • Six months of outpatient clinics at UH Cleveland Medical Center / UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.
  • Two months of inpatient consults at UH Richmond Medical Center, a campus of UH Regional Hospitals.
  • Two months of dermatopathology at UH Cleveland Medical Center.
  • Two months of dermatologic surgery at UH Cleveland Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.

Demographic diversity: Outpatient clinics are located at UH Cleveland Medical Center and its satellite locations around the Cleveland area, offering residents the opportunity to see a diverse patient population in both urban and suburban settings.

Subspecialty exposure: Outpatient clinic rotations will expose residents to a variety of medically complex dermatologic conditions including cutaneous lymphoma, contact dermatitis, bullous disorders, vascular anomalies and transplant procedures. A multidisciplinary psoriasis clinic offers additional training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.

Continuity clinic: Residents participate in a continuity clinic once per week. This clinic is supervised by the same attending dermatologist for all 3 years of residency, providing residents with the opportunity to follow patients longitudinally.

Inpatient consult dermatology: During inpatient consult months at UH Cleveland Medical Center residents will see patients in the emergency department and inpatient units, including UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH Seidman Cancer Center. Residents on inpatient consult are also responsible for patients admitted to the inpatient dermatology service.

Dermatologic surgery: Surgical clinics include Mohs micrographic surgery, excisions, lasers and cosmetic procedures including botulinum toxin injections, fillers and sclerotherapy.

Aesthetic dermatology: Every 2-3 months, for all three years of the program, residents will participate in a resident cosmetic clinic at UH Cleveland Medical Center.

Program improvement: The rotation schedule is subject to change on an annual basis or as needed based on programmatic needs.

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