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Resident Responsibilities

Residents rotate on a monthly basis through various subspecialty clinics and electives throughout their three year tenure as assigned by the Residency Program Director and Chief Resident. This includes rotations staffed and supervised by full-time Dermatology faculty at our main clinical site (4618 Country Club Road) as well as the Veteran Affairs Health Care Center in Kernersville, NC, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (inpatient and consultative dermatology), and outreach clinics (Mt. Airy and Downtown Health Plaza). All faculty members are dedicated to resident graduate medical education, have sound clinical and teaching abilities, and support the goals of the residency training program. During all phases of training, an emphasis is placed on patient-physician interactions. 

Residents participate in daily didactic sessions throughout the week which include dermatopathology sessions, textbook review, grand rounds, basic science lectures, kodachromes, journal club, billing lectures, quality improvement (QI) sessions and participation in QI projects, and invited lectures from our faculty and faculty in other related departments. In addition, residents are provided protected academic time designated to further clinical, research, and teaching interests and projects.

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Resident learning is graduated by year of training. First year dermatology residents focus on learning basic medical skills and procedural dermatologic skills. During the second year, there is refinement of these medical skills as well as intensive training in dermatopathology, dermatologic surgery, and inpatient dermatology. The third year is a time of differentiation in all areas of dermatology and more experience in dermatologic subspecialties including:

  • complex medical dermatology
  • inpatient and consultative dermatology
  • autoimmune diseases including connective tissue disorders, rheumatologic disease, and bullous disorders
  • cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • hair loss and other hair disorders
  • vulvar diseases
  • psoriasis  
  • phototherapy 
  • pediatric dermatology 
  • cosmetic dermatology
  • occupational and contact dermatitis
  • procedural dermatology including Mohs micrographic surgery
  • dermatopathology
  • basic research or clinical research

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

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    Winston Salem, NC 27104
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