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Educational Activities

In addition to teaching that is conducted in the course of clinical care, our program includes a structured, formal conference schedule for resident education. Each morning begins with a one-hour teaching conference. Conferences cover chapter reviews, resident talks, internal or outside faculty lectures and differential diagnosis of Kodachromes. Our program also reviews Bolognia every year.

Every first Wednesday of the month is devoted to Dermatology Grand Rounds. At Grand Rounds, interesting clinical cases from UR Medicine and the dermatology community are presented. Patients are presented, pertinent pathology is reviewed and differential diagnosis and treatment options are discussed.  Joint Grand Rounds with Rheumatology occurs quarterly and includes a lecture from internal and external leaders in the field.  The Beutner Lectureship is and annual event where leaders in the field of dermatopathology and immunology are invited to speak to residents, faculty and community dermatologists.

Monthly Journal Club sessions center on discussions covering cases of interest found in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, JAMA Dermatology, and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 

Residents attend and present cases at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting and attend research meetings in which they present their research work, as well as selected clinical meetings during the year. Residents are required to publish a paper during their training and are encouraged to publish interesting cases.

International Medicine Program

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, through its International Medicine Program, provides opportunities for students and faculty to broaden their understanding of health care issues at home and abroad. The Department of Dermatology actively participates in this program. During the third year of our residency program, electives in approved dermatology programs abroad may be taken. Residents who have participated in this program have found it professionally rewarding as well as memorable. Electives have been conducted in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Barcelona, Spain, London, England, and Quetzaltenango, Guatemala as well as at various Dermatology Departments in the United States.