T32 Training Fellowships · Early Cutaneous Research Experience (ECuRE) · Penn Academy of Skin Health (PASH)
Why train here?
With more than 65 clinical and research faculty and consistently ranking among the top US dermatology programs in terms of obtaining NIH funding, we conduct ground-breaking research that has direct impact on patient treatment and care. Penn Dermatology has a stellar track record of training clinicians, physician-scientists, and basic science researchers to become successful independent researchers and leaders in the field.
Why train in Dermatology?
The skin is a fascinating, easily accessible, and incredibly complex model system that allows researchers to investigate both basic biological and disease-based clinical questions. Our integrated department facilitates comprehensive and collaborative research programs in diverse fields including, immunology, stem cells and regeneration, microbiome, cancer, and epidemiology.
What are Dermatology’s training goals?
Our aim is to enhance recruitment and retention of talented physician-scientists, VMD scientists, and PhD scientists into the field of dermatology by exposing our trainees to the both the excitement and the impact of dermatology research at the early stages of their careers. The ultimate goal of our training programs is to the cultivate next generation of leaders in skin biology.
We provide a rich comprehensive training program designed to prepare our trainees for success. Our rigorous scientific training environment includes cross-disciplinary training in skin biology and diverse fields such as genomics, epidemiology and bioengineering. We provide cutting-edge resources through the SBDRC and the University of Pennsylvania. We also offer excellent mentoring and career development through seminar series, research symposiums, and professional development opportunities.