Residency Tracks

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3 year Dermatology Residency

A traditional three-year training program leading to board certification in Dermatology.

Combined Medicine and Dermatology Track

A five-year training program leading to board certification in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology is available at Penn. Graduates of this program often care for our specialty’s sickest patients, providing inpatient consultative services or outpatient care of complex medical illnesses.

Cutaneous Oncology (CTCL) and Dermatology Track

A four-year training program leading to a specialized expertise in lymphoma and melanoma is available at Penn. The first year is dedicated to working with experts in these diseases, while the final three years follows the typical three-year residency track.

Research Track

Residents with an interest in pursuing a career in investigative dermatology may elect to shorten their clinical training in order to enter the laboratory in the start of their third year. Physician-scientists are critical to the vitality of our specialty and many graduates are successful in this career path.

Health Care Quality and Leadership Track

The HLQ Residency Track spans across many departments at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and provides structured didactics in the fundamentals of patient safety and systems analysis, principles of healthcare quality, outcomes measurement, introduction to Penn’s quality infrastructure, and leadership. Additionally, each resident completes a longitudinal quality project during the final 2 years of residency and receives personal mentorship by top level hospital administrators.

Global Health Track

A special experience in global medicine is available on average to two residents per year. In addition to global medicine course work, a four-week rotation at Princess Mariana Hospital and surrounding communities in Botswana is part of the program directed by Drs. Carrie Kovarik, along with Amy Forrestel and Victoria Williams. Teledermatology consultations from around the world also enhance the experience. An initiative by Dr. Rudolf Roth, who has built bridges with the residency program in Guatemala, also has led to opportunities for exchange visits with this program and humanitarian / teaching trips at least yearly. Started in 2007, there have been 17 graduates in the last 8 years; most of whom are on academic faculty at various medical centers around the country

Residents work around the world

Diversity & Community Track (Dermatology Diversity and Community Engagement Residency Position)

The Department of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania has a long history of training the world’s next clinician leaders, researchers, and educators. In conjunction with our mission to further knowledge in our field and improve the health of our patients, we are committed to reducing healthcare disparities and working to combat racism and prejudice in all its forms.