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About the Program

The Dermatology Residency Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center encompasses three years of dermatology training following a broad-based clinical year (PGY-1) of training in an ACGME-accredited program. Training is both varied and broad. Common and uncommon dermatologic conditions are evaluated and treated on an ongoing basis so residents finishing the program are able to deliver superior specialized dermatologic care to patients with diseases of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes.

To help achieve this goal, the program incorporates appropriate didactic instruction in the pertinent basic sciences, as well as clinical and surgical topics. Instruction in these didactic sessions is provided by our full- and part-time faculty, visiting professors, invited speakers from other disciplines, and residents themselves. Our residency program accepts four to five candidates per year.

The Dermatology faculty here at the University of Rochester have a broad portfolio of expertise. Our faculty includes renowned specialists in vulvar and hair diseases, psoriasis and psychocutaneous disease, atopic dermatitis and urticaria, bullous disease, dermatologic and cosmetic surgery, inpatient and complex medical dermatology, dermatology-rheumatology, dermatopathology and pediatric dermatology.  Most importantly, these faculty are invested in the education of residents and fellows, tirelessly investing in the their growth.  The commitment of our faculty makes our program stand apart from other institutions.