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Curriculum

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

 

Dermatopathology

  • 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

 

Dermatopathology

  • 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

Monday

  • Basic Science Lecture

 

Wednesday

  • 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.)

 

Thursday

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

 

Friday

  • 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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