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Dermatology Residency

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Amy J. McMichael, MD, Professor and Chair

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William W. Huang, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Residency Program Director



The residency program of the Department of Dermatology at Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is one of the premier training programs in the country. The strength of the program is a testimony to the quality of our faculty and their commitment to graduate medical education serving the tradition of excellence established by our Founding Chair, Dr. Joseph Jorizzo, over 30 years ago.

The overarching goal of our residency program is to train physicians who will be well-equipped to assume positions of leadership in both clinical and academic dermatology. Residents at Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center receive top-notch educational experiences in general medical dermatology, along with specialized training in complex medical dermatology, phototherapy, cutaneous oncology, cosmetic dermatology, contact and occupational dermatology, pediatric dermatology, inpatient and consultative dermatology, procedural dermatology including Mohs micrographic surgery, and dermatopathology.

Residents are also exposed to the scientific underpinnings of dermatology through an innovative basic science curriculum. In addition, residents assume increasing responsibilities during the course of their training through clinical dermatology, research, and the teaching of medical students. This dynamic program offers residents the singular opportunity to take part in its growth and evolution.

We offer a superior level of training, in part, by keeping the faculty to resident ratio at 1:1 (10 full time faculty:10 residents). Each resident receives considerable individual attention from each of the faculty. We are committed to providing the highest level of educational experiences as set forth by the American Board of Dermatology and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Resident Employee Benefits

Residents receive the standard benefits offered by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Resident offices are provided in the department, as are textbooks, access to computers and microscopes, limited travel reimbursement and course tuition, and attendance to certain regional and national dermatologic meetings.

Dermatology Clinics

Our primary clinical operations are located at 4618 Country Club Road in Winston Salem, NC. This 30,000 square foot clinic opened in May 2010. Our community outreach clinics are located in Mt. Airy, NC and the Downtown Health Plaza in Winston-Salem, NC. In addition, our residents rotate through the outpatient clinics of the brand new Veteran Affairs Health Care Center in Kernersville, NC. Our clinics are extremely active, and in a typical year there will be approximately 36,000 visits in general dermatology and about 6,000 visits in Mohs surgery. 

Program Statistics 

  • Approximately 500 applications received yearly via ERAS 
  • More than one third of those are Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society members 
  • Ninety percent of applicants had completed research at the time of application 
  • Mean score of 240 on USMLE Step 1 among applicants interviewed 
  • Approximately 50 applicants interviewed 
  • 3 applicants accepted through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)  

Quick Reference

Residency Coordinator


Fellowship Coordinator


Academic Offices

Phone 336-716-2768
Fax 336-716-7732

8 am to 5 pm, Mon - Fri
4618 Country Club Road
Winston Salem, NC 27104
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