Curriculum & Features

Year One

  • Outpatient clinics: Eight months
  • Consultations: Two months
  • Dermatopathology: One month
  • Dermatologic surgery: One month
  • Electives/Vacation

Year Two

  • Outpatient clinics: Five months
  • Consultations: Two-four months
  • Dermatopathology: One month
  • Research time, subject to Research Committee approval: Two months
  • Dermatological surgery: Two months
  • Electives/Vacation

Year Three

  • Outpatient clinics: Seven months
  • Consultations: One-two months
  • Dermatopathology: Two months
  • Dermatological surgery: Two months
  • Electives/Vacation

Residents divide 12 months of "first call" equally beginning in September of their first year. Third-year residents act as "second call" to back up the on-call resident. Call is taken from home.

Consultations and clinical experiences take place at UH Cleveland Medical Center, UH Richmond Medical Center and the Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Our didactic sessions address a wide variety of scientific and clinical topics, including:

  • Bullous diseases
  • Comprehensive dermatopathology
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Cutaneous mycology
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas
  • Dermatologic surgery
  • Immunodermatology
  • Laser surgery
  • Osteopathic concepts
  • Parasitology
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Photosensitivity diseases
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin manifestations of HIV infection and radiation therapy
  • Structure and function of skin
  • Syphilology

Dermatology residents have opportunities to discuss patient problems in detail at these conferences:

  • Cleveland Dermatologic Society
  • Citywide Grand Rounds
  • Didactic Conferences: A wide variety of clinical topics involving the full breadth of the discipline is covered in regularly scheduled sessions, with one scheduled hour of faculty teaching in comprehensive dermatopathology each week.
  • Faculty/Trainee Research Conference: Each month, a faculty member or a post-doctoral trainee presents research being conducted in the laboratory.
  • Visiting Professors Program: Nationally and internationally prominent dermatologists and cutaneous biologists are invited to spend one to two days in the Dermatology
  • Department's Skin Disease Research Center: Pertinent clinical and research topics are presented to gain a better understanding of the cause and treatment of skin diseases