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Curriculum Overview


SLU Dermatology
Residency Program at a Glance
Academic Schedule

7:30-8:30 Andrews/Bolognia Textbook Review & Boards

Questions – Residents/Dr Burkemper

7:00 (1st) or 7:30 Melanoma Conf – Mohs Resident Presents

2nd – Associate Program Director / Resident Meeting

3rd & 4th Kodachromes - Faculty / Residents

7:30-8:30 Spitz Review / Surgery Lecture Series / Special Lectures - Residents / Mohs Fellow / Faculty

Dermatology Competency Curriculum Feb - June — Faculty

7:30-8:00 Dermpath Unknowns – Dr. Vidal

8:00-10:00 1st Departmental and Resident Meeting

2nd and 4th Grand Rounds - Consult Attending

3rd Journal Club (JAAD) and faculty lecture series —residents, faculty (full-time and volunteer) and visiting lecturers

12:00-1:00 Rotators Lecture with residents and faculty

1:00-4:30 Resident Clinic—Supervised by full-time or volunteer faculty

2nd and 4th Peds Continuity Clinic—Dr. Siegfried

5:00-6:00 Hospital Rounds—Consult attending

7:00-8:00 Dermpath Review, Weedon - Dermpath Fellow/Dermpath Faculty


Rotation Schedule
1st year – 1 month Mohs, 1 month cosmetics, 2 months pediatric dermatology, 7 months general dermatology, 1 month dermpath
2nd year – 2 months Mohs, 2 months adult consults/academic, 1 month cosmetics, 1 month pediatric dermatology, 4 months general dermatology, 2 months dermpath
3rd year – 1 month Mohs, 2 months adult consults/academic, 2 months cosmetics, 1 month pediatric dermatology, 5 months general dermatology, 1 month dermpath, weekly Senior Resident Clinic

Call Schedule
All call is taken from home.
1st and 2nd year residents rotate on-call duties on a weekly basis. The third year residents act as back-up call during the entire year and also rotate duties on a weekly basis.

Vacation Schedule
3 weeks (15 vacation days) per year to be taken as two, one-week blocks and one week that can be split up

Outside Conferences/Courses
2nd year—4 days of the AAD (weekends inclusive)
3rd year—Cutaneous Biology course at University of Indiana; 4 days of the AAD (weekends inclusive) plus the Practice Management Symposium Day (1 day)

In order to receive financial support for the AAD, a poster and lecture presentation must be submitted. A second meeting with financial support is allowed for 2nd and 3rd year residents to present academic works.

Each resident develops and completes a research project every year. This project can be clinical or basic science research. The results of this project are presented at the Saint Louis University Department of Dermatology Research Symposium in June of each year. Each year the residents present an interesting clinical case at our annual City Wides Grand Rounds held in conjunction with Washington University. In addition to these research requirements, we have faculty members with subspecialty training in Dermatopathology, Dermatologic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology and opportunities are constantly available for residents with a specific area of interest to become involved in academic activities. Our research coordinator, research fellows and a statistician are accessible to the residents for help on academic projects.

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