Residents are involved with volunteer activities locally, nationally and internationally. Examples include: telemedicine support of the 13 public clinics in Philadelphia, in person clinics at the SID clinic and the Puentes de Salud clinic, participation in AAD sponsored programs like Camp Discovery, free skin cancer screening clinics, and the Native American clinical rotation, as well as the International Scholarship program in Botswana.
Several weeks a year are available for residents to design their own experiences which help them gain valuable knowledge and network opportunities for their future careers. Recent graduates have gone on rotations as far away as Singapore, India and Brazil, to closer destinations such as mentorships with experts in Boston, San Francisco and New York. Many have attended international society meetings as part of the American Academy of Dermatology’s scholarship program.