Amy J. McMichael, MD, Professor and Chair
William W. Huang, MD, MPH, Associate 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 goals of our residency program are to provide residents with a comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiology of skin diseases for the practice of dermatology, to produce competent dermatologists who are socially and ethically concerned physicians, to meet and exceed the competencies as established by the ACGME, and to train physicians who will be well-equipped to assume positions of leadership in both clinical and academic dermatology.
This is accomplished through the development of clinical knowledge and the acquisition of judgment in medical and procedural dermatology. The methods for reaching this objective are supervised patient management, surgeries, lectures, teaching rounds, and the development of individualized programs of reading and self-education.
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.
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
We offer a superior level of training, in part, by keeping the full time faculty to resident ratio at nearly 1:1. 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.
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.