ACGME Residency

ACGME RESIDENCY IN DERMATOLOGY

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The UNMC Department of Dermatology has an ACGME-accredited residency program that received initial accreditation in 2020. It is a 3-year program in dermatology (PGY2-PGY4) following completion of a clinical internship (PGY-1). All positions will be filled through the NRMP Match. Of note, we will enter 6 total positions in the Fall 2020 NRMP match cycle: three R-Reserved positions (for PGY-2s starting July 1, 2021) and three A-Advanced positions (for PGY-2s starting July 1, 2022). For applicants interested in completing their internship in internal medicine, we have partnered with the UNMC Department of Internal Medicine to offer a one month rotation in dermatology and the potential for a continuity clinic in dermatology for all PGY-1 internal medicine interns who have matched into dermatology at UNMC.

The Department of Dermatology is dedicated to training the next generation of dermatologists. Our faculty come from some of the best training programs in the country including Stanford, Cornell, Yale, Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), University of Southern California, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Miami to name a few. We are proud to unite our collective educational experiences to create a unique training environment for resident physicians!

The mission of the UNMC Dermatology Residency Program is to provide a comprehensive educational experience and foundation in dermatology. Our core focus is the development of future leaders in dermatology and in their chosen medical communities. UNMC Dermatology is firmly committed to a focus on education and mentorship. We are guided by compassionate and leading-edge patient care with a team-based approach. We strive to serve our urban and surrounding rural communities as well as other underserved populations both locally and abroad. We aim to instill curiosity and a sense of innovation in research, quality improvement, and forward thinking solutions for the healthcare delivery of tomorrow.

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Our specific program aims include to:
  1. Graduate residents who are well trained in all aspects of dermatology such that they are competent to either enter independent practice, or, if interested, proceed to fellowship training of their choice.
  2. Mentor and develop future leaders in our specialty and in their respective medical communities.
  3. Prepare residents to contribute to the field of dermatology through ongoing mentoring and by fostering their interest in presentations at national or regional meetings, clinical or basic research, clinical trials, or publication in peer reviewed journals or texts.
  4. Graduate residents who will serve as life-long learners through continuing medical education and educators of patients, students and colleagues.
  5. Instill curiosity and a sense of innovation in dermatology.
  6. Create a team-based culture and train residents on leadership and management of multidisciplinary programs in a variety of healthcare settings.
  7. Develop professionals who can critically review literature and use this information to practice the best “evidence-based” medicine.
  8. Highlight the importance of service in underserved areas through exposure to rural and urban health, international dermatology, teledermatology rotations and departmental outreach events.