Program Summary

All residents are taught a scholarly approach to patient care, aimed at integrating clinicopathologic observation with an understanding of the basic pathophysiologic processes of normal and abnormal skin and applying up to date, evidence based medicine to direct patient care.

Penn’s Residency Program consists of faculty-led didactics, conferences, seminars, clinical rotations, research, and an opportunity to participate in the teaching of medical students. A distinguished clinical faculty and research faculty, coupled with the clinical and laboratory facilities, provides residents with comprehensive training. An appreciation of and participation in the investigative process is an integral part of our residency.

Graduates frequently earn clinical or basic science fellowship appointments at universities across the country. Examples of these include: pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, dermatologic surgery, dermatoedpidemiology, postdoctoral and Clinical Educator fellowships. Additional post graduate training has occurred at the NIH and CDC. our graduates are leaders in the field, helping to drive scientific understanding of disease states, achieving impactful and novel clinical, epidemiological, basic, and translational research, and are providing superior patient care in both top academic centers and practices across the country. Many of our graduates are active in local, state, and national dermatologic and medical societies, engaged in volunteerism and community outreach activities, and expanding dermatologic care to all populations across the country and the world.