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First Year: Building a Foundation

General Dermatology

  • Dr. Menter
  • Variety of Pathology – general dermatology/complicated psoriasis and medical dermatology
  • Dr. Biltz:
  • Rural Dermatology – skin cancer/skin checks
  • Dr. Ryan
  • Variety of medical dermatology
  • Dr. Griffin
  • Clinical dermatology (mornings) and dermatopathology/surgical dermatology (afternoons)


Pediatric Dermatology

  • Dr. Ghali


Mohs Surgery

  • Dr. Witheiler
  • Surgical dermatology 



Second Year: Developing Skills

Mohs Surgery

  • Dr. Witheiler


General Dermatology

  • Dr. Menter
  • Dr. Ryan
  • Dr. Griffin


Pediatric Dermatology

  • Dr. Ghali



  • ProPath


Elective: One month

  • Overall, more autonomy in cosmetics, surgery and general dermatology
Continuity clinic at Baylor University Medical Center every other week



Third Year: Polishing for Career

Mohs Surgery

  • Dr. Saporito



  • Dr. Cockerell
  • ProPath


Research: One month


Electives: Two months


General Dermatology: Three months

  • Dr. Menter
  • Dr. Ryan
  • Dr. Griffin


Pediatric Dermatology: One month

  • Dr. Ghali


Rheumatologic Dermatology Elective

  • Dr. Costner


Chief Resident Duties

  • Organization and leadership, scheduling and teaching “chief review” every other Wednesday
Every other week Continuity Clinic at Baylor University Medical Center



Cosmetic Clinic

One Wednesday each month all residents take part in faculty-supervised cosmetic clinic from 5 to 7 p.m.


Each resident brings one patient and utilizes a variety of donated products such as neurotoxin and filler. Additional cosmetic procedures may be utilized pending faculty approval.



Baylor University Medical Center Residency Program Didactic Schedule Overview


  • Basic Science Lecture



  • A) First and third Wednesday – Tumor Board (7 to 8 a.m. in the Baylor Cancer Center) and then Path Unknowns (8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Baylor multi-headed microscope)
  • B) Second and fourth Wednesdays – Journal Club (7 to 8 a.m. in the Baylor Conference Room) and then Chief Review (8 to 9 a.m.)



  • Surgery/Pediatric Lecture
  • Grand Rounds Lecture
  • Clinicopathologic Correlation & Consult Rounds



  • ProPath Microscope Session
  • Cockerell Microscope Session
  • Textbook Review
  • Faculty Kodachromes



Baylor Skin Tumor Board

Dermatology residents and Baylor physicians discuss management of various skin tumor cases highlighting a multidisciplinary approach, featuring:

  • Dermatologists
  • Dermatopathologists
  • Dermatologic surgeons
  • Oncologists
  • Surgical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists



Baylor Dermatopathology Review

Dermatopathology review session led by dermatopathology-trained faculty, Dr. John Griffin. Various pre-reviewed and unknown cases are discussed at the microscope.



Journal Club

Residents with faculty facilitator discuss key articles and CME reviews in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) and Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology (JAMA Derm). Emphasis is placed on critical analysis of original investigations as well as updates on standards of care in dermatology.


Chief Review

Chief-led review session focusing on dermatology board-relevant material.



Textbook Conference

Upper level residents lead textbook review session from various chapters in Bolognia Dermatology 3rd edition, Wolverton Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy and Spitz Genodermatoses: a Clinical Guide to Genetic Skin Disease. Sessions are aimed at encouraging resident and medical student participation.



Kodachrome Conference

Kodachrome conference led by Baylor faculty emphasize dermatologic descriptions and differentials while highlighting board-relevant material.

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