The residency program of the Department of Dermatology of Wake Forest/Baptist is one of the premier programs in the country. The strength of the program is testimony to the quality of our faculty and their commitment to graduate education and to serving the tradition of excellence established by our residents.
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/Baptist receive a solid grounding in general dermatology, along with specialized training in phototherapy, cutaneous surgery, cosmetic dermatology, contact and occupational dermatology, pediatric dermatology 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 both clinical dermatology 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 about 1:1. Each resident receives considerable individual attention from the faculty.
Resident Employee Benefits
Residents receive the standard benefits offered by Wake Forest/Baptist. Resident offices are provided in the department, as are textbooks, limited travel reimbursement and course tuition, and attendance at certain regional and/or national dermatologic meetings.
The main clinics are located at 4618 Country Club Road in Winston Salem, NC. This new, 30,000 square foot clinic opened in May 2010.Our outreach clinics are located in Advance (Mohs clinic), Mt. Airy, and King, NC (both general medical dermatology clinics). The Department of Dermatology also serves the Winston Salem Veterans Administration clinic once a week and the Downtown Health Plaza once a week.
Our clinics are extremely active, and in a typical year there will be approximately 36,000 visits in the general dermatology clinics and about 6,000 in the Mohs clinics.
- 500 applications received
- More than one third of those are Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society members
- Ninety percent of the applicants had completed research
- Approximate mean score of 240 on USMLE Step 1 among applicants interviewed
- 50 applicants interviewed
- 3 applicants accepted