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Curriculum

Multicultural, Procedural & Dermatopathology Rotation

During this rotation, residents will be in clinics with Dr. Weinstein and with Dr. Mannava on different days of the week.  While working with Dr. Mannava, residents will sign-out with her in the morning and participate in her excision clinic in the afternoon. Additional information regarding our Dermatopathology training is below.

Dr. Weinstein specializes in cosmetics and laser procedures for all skin types including injectables, lasers, chemical peels, body contouring and Platelet Rich Plasma.

Residents have numerous opportunities to participate in clinical research, book chapters and publications if they choose.  Dr. Weinstein also has an interest in diagnosing and treating skin conditions in women and men from a diverse, multicultural background and works to provide personalized and culturally sensitive care.

The rotation will also include virtual lecture viewing requirements as part of a Diversity Series published by the ASDS in addition to hands-on training "slots" in the schedule for the rotating resident to practice using different devices and performing cosmetic procedures on practice patients at least once a week.

Dermatopathology

Dr. Mannava directs the Dermatopathology rotation along with Drs. Smoller and Scott. The goal of dermatopathology training is to ensure that each resident has a broad knowledge of the histopathologic features of skin disease. Teaching sessions consist of reviews of interesting cases and formal didactic lectures. During the inpatient dermatology rotations, residents attend dermatopathology case sign-outs five days per week, reviewing their own biopsies from the inpatient service as well as common and complex biopsies from the community. One half day a month is also dedicated for all residents to review select chapters in Elston through unknowns around a multiheaded scope. Additional opportunities during weekly academic blocks can also be dedicated to enriching resident dermatopathology education.

In addition to directing this formal curriculum for our residents, Dr. Mannava directs our 1-year ACGME Accredited Dermatopathology Fellowship.

Dermatologic Surgery

The Department of Dermatology is actively involved in dermatologic surgery, with training provided by three dermatologic surgeons. Mohs micrographic surgery is performed five days per week and involves active resident participation. At the completion of training, residents are skilled in the surgical techniques of simple and complex excisions, layered closures, grafts, and small flaps. Residents participate in formal rotations at our College Town and Red Creek sites. They also have the opportunity to experience surgery at one of our Mohs surgeon’s private practice office. Residents engage in weekly didactics as part of our Tuesday surgery curriculum and review the American Society of Surgical Dermatology journal each month. Hands on workshops are also provided for new residents at the start of each academic year.

Pediatric Dermatology

Dermatologists treat patients of all ages, and the proficient treatment of pediatric skin disease requires distinct clinical training. Dermatologists must be prepared not only to treat common pediatric disorders, but to recognize rare syndromes and disorders unique to childhood. Treatment of pediatric patients is integrated into general dermatology clinics and is further emphasized in weekly pediatric clinics at our Red Creek clinic location with our pediatric dermatologist on faculty. Residents also gain experience in the management of complex pediatric dermatology during their consult rotations where they routinely care for pediatric patients at Golisano’s children’s hospital. Formal didactics are led by our faculty pediatric dermatologist, community fellowship trained pediatric dermatologists as well as national guest lecturers.

Inpatient Dermatology Consultation

Dermatologic manifestations of systemic medical conditions are an integral part of medicine and offers a unique scope of pathology that would otherwise not be seen in the outpatient setting. Dr. Molly Plovanich directs our inpatient consult rotation. Each resident spends one month on inpatient consults in which he/she may evaluate a new-onset skin condition in the hospital setting at the request of another service. Under the supervision of Dr. Plovanich, the resident may encounter dermatologic emergencies as well as common drug eruptions or rare pathology unique to this setting in acutely sick patients.  Residents have the opportunity for continuity by seeing hospital follow ups on Friday mornings during Dr. Plovanich’s urgent outpatient clinic.

Specialty Clinics

We pride ourselves in providing a broad and comprehensive education, encompassing all aspects of Dermatology. Additional focused clinics also exist, enriching our resident curriculum. Please visit our faculty pages for additional information.

  • Adult Blistering Diseases
  • Advanced Pigmented Lesions and Cutaneous Oncology Clinic
  • Atopic Dermatitis and Allergic Diseases
  • Cancer Center Lymphoma Clinic
  • Community Health: Monroe Community Hospital
  • Hair Disorders
  • Patch Testing Clinic
  • Pediatric Vascular Anomalies
  • Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Psychosomatic Dermatology
  • Rheumatology/Dermatology
  • Urgent Dermatology Clinic
  • Vulva Clinic

Sample Schedule

Monday AM Tuesday AM Wednesday AM Thursday AM Friday AM Saturday Sunday
8:00-8:50am Faculty Lecture 8:00-8:50am Surgery Didactics 8:00-8:50am Kodachromes 8:00-8:50am Dermatopathology Didactics 8:00-8:50am Bolognia OFF OFF
VA Cancer Center Lymphoma Clinic Pediatrics Academic Time Vulva Clinic
PM PM PM PM PM
VA Resident Excision Clinic Resident Dermpath Elston Review Atopic Dermatitis/Allergic Diseases Clinic General Dermatology Clinic