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Residency Program

Overview of the Program

The Dermatology Residency Program is a three-year program in which resident physicians beginning at the PGY-2 level receive training in the specialty of dermatology. At completion of their training, residents are qualified to sit for the American Board of Dermatology and provide dermatologic care. Our program now allows for ten residents. 

Residents 2019

Diversity in Medicine and Dermatology

Graduate Medical Education in partnership with the College of Medicine is committed to developing programs that will promote the academic advancement and success of all trainees, faculty and staff; weaving and enhancing cultural and diversity instruction in our curriculum; breaking down racial and ethnic stereotypes and promoting cross-cultural understanding; and promoting multi-cultural scholarship. The College of Medicine diversity goals support the University culture in which diversity and academic excellence are seen as inter-dependent. The department of dermatology is committed to increasing diversity within our field.

The diversity and Inclusion in Graduate Medical Education Policy can be found here:

Our program aims to:

    Provide superior care for the citizens of Oklahoma and surrounding catchment areas.
  • Provide quality education for medical students and residents
  • Provide a resource in graduate medical education for the State of Oklahoma and its physicians
  • Provide an environment of inquiry for the advancement of evidence-based Dermatologic care.

Patient care encompasses general and complex dermatology, dermatologic surgery, pediatric dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and dermatopathology. Services are provided in the departmental clinic, OUP Children's Hospital, OUMC and OKC VA hospital.Our fulltime, part-time and volunteer faculty are strongly committed to the department’s mission.

Each year, the training program provides a combined 3-week pediatric derm/dermatopathology rotation, a 4-week cosmetic rotation, and a 4-week Mohs rotation.Senior residents are provided with away rotation opportunities so they may enhance their dermatologic training.

An annual educational stipend is provided to defray the costs associated with conferences and educational materials.

Residents actively participate as voting members on departmental and institutional committees.

Faculty and residents are engaged in teaching. Through participation and presentation in daily conferences, Grand Rounds, M&M Conferences, Morphologic Conferences, Surgical and Cosmetic Gems of the Week and Journal Clubs they are able to enhance their knowledge in the specialty.

Each month, residents provide care to indigent patients by volunteering at the Good Shepherd Free Clinic.

Requirements and Objectives: (abridged)

  • Attend resident continuity and faculty clinics, weekly textbook, dermatopathology, clinical kodachrome, surgery, basic science, journal clubs, resident board review, grand rounds, morphologic and morbidity & mortality conferences and resident and faculty led lectures.
  • Keep accurate procedural logs, required by the ACGME and ABD.
  • Rank above 40th percentile on in-service training exams.
  • Dedicated annual away rotation in dermatopathology in Tulsa, OK.
  • Take call according to the schedule assigned.
  • Attend all state dermatological society meetings and the annual American Academy of Dermatology meeting participating in patient and poster presentations.
  • Provide inpatient consultation at OU Medical Center, Children's Hospital and the VA Medical Center.
  • Scholarly activities including speaker presentations, journal and poster submissions.

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