Patient care experiences encompass 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. Dermatopathology rotations are spent in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Regional Medical Laboratory as well with our new faculty dermatopathologist, Dr. Jeffrey McBride, MD, PhD. Our fulltime, part-time, and volunteer faculty are strongly committed to the department’s mission.
Currently, each year the training program provides each resident with four weeks of dermatopathology, a 4-week cosmetic rotation, and a 4-week Mohs rotation. Senior residents may be afforded away rotation opportunities so they may enhance specific areas of their dermatologic training. Away rotations are currently restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are specialty clinics to attend, including a weekly complex dermatology clinic, weekly Skin of Color clinic, and a monthly cutaneous T-cell lymphoma clinic. Hillary Lawrence, MD staffs a monthly pediatric dermatology clinic with the residents. She is the only board certified pediatric dermatologist in the state of Oklahoma.
Residents actively participate on departmental and institutional committees. Faculty and residents are engaged in teaching. Through participation and presentation in daily resident didactic 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. There is also an annual Skin of Color Symposium.
Residents are required to participate in scholarly activity and quality improvement projects presenting case and projects at Oklahoma City Dermatology meetings, Oklahoma State Dermatology meetings, and the American Academy of Dermatology’s annual meeting along with other venues as appropriate.
Each month, residents participate at the Good Shepherd Free Clinic, providing dermatology services to patients who might not otherwise receive care.