2014-2015 Dermatology Residents left to right (Zhao, Kwon, Yang, Simunovic, Liu, Swanson, May, DeNiro)
The Division of Dermatology Residency Program offers challenging opportunities for career development in academic dermatology. A flexible program provides excellent clinical training in dermatology and allows individuals to develop special interests and expertise in a variety of basic and clinical research disciplines related to dermatology.
The standard training track is three years of clinically oriented training with the trainee rotating through all the hospitals in the University of Washington system, as well as the Puget Sound Veterans Hospital and Seattle Children's Hospital. The curriculm includes clinical training by full-time faculty and over two dozen clinical faculty, outpatient clinics, hospital ward rounds, and teaching conferences. The program allows graduated responsibility for patient care, satisfies the requirements of the American Board of Dermatology, and is currently accredited through September 2018 by ACGME.
Effective July 2015, the UW Dermatology Division will not have a NIH T32 training grant, or a specific research track. We expect to apply for NIH funding as soon as a permanent division head has been named and is established in the division. It is possible that the dermatology program could accomodate a resident who is extremely motivated for laboratory or clinical research since Division has established close ties with senior scientists in all the basic science departments and with clinical researchers in several disciplines.