Resident Rotation – Dermatology

The department of dermatology is dedicated to the education of all house staff.  We offer a two week block elective for residents at the University of Virginia.  During this time, residents will be immersed in the dermatology clinic, participating in general dermatology, Pediatric dermatology, Moh’s dermatology, and inpatient consultative dermatology.  Based on a resident’s special interest, they may be given the opportunity to participate in teledermatology and multidisciplinary clinics including Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma Clinic, Transplant Dermatology, Allergy/Immunology/Dermatology and Vascular Anomaly Conferences.  Daily didactic lectures and on-line learning modules will be utilized to advance the residents basic knowledge of skin disease.  The rotation is space limited and on  a first come first serve basis.

 

Objectives

At the completion of the rotation all residents should be

  1. Able to take a dermatology focused history
  2. Perform examination of the skin, hair, nails and mucosal surfaces
  3. Describe the morphology of a skin lesion with appropriate terminology
  4. Provide a differential diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan
  5. Be familiar with in office laboratory procedures used in diagnosing skin disorders including: potassium hydroxide preps, cytodiagnostic smears, ectoparasite preps, hair mounts, woods lamp and patch test reading
  6. Develop an understanding of when urgent and non-urgent dermatology consultation is warranted

Administration

Rotation Supervisor:
Maggie Noland, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Associate Residency Program Director
Brenda Harris, Rotation Coordinator

434-924-5115, P.O. Box 800718

Rotation Duration: 4 weeks
Time to Report: 8:00 AM, first Monday of rotation
Place to Report: Dermatology Clinic Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Primary Care Center

Clinic Requirements

  1. All residents should report to the Department of Dermatology, 3rd Floor, Primary Care Center, 9:00 am on Mondays and 8:00 am all other days of the week.
  2. Clinical assignments will be made by the second year dermatology residents and posted on the resident bulletin board.
  3. Residents are expected to be in clinic from 8:00 am didactic lecture until the conclusion of the final patient appointment.
  4. If residents are required to cover their continuity clinic, they should notify the supervisor and second your scheduling resident of their absent.
  5. All rotating residents are required to use Universal precautions when working within the Department of Dermatology.

Educational Material

Internal Medicine and Family Medicine

  1. Thomas P. Habif:  Clinical Dermatology: A Color Guide to Diagnosis and Therapy, 4th edition.
  2. TB Fitzpatrick: Color Atlas and Synopsis of Dermatology
  3. Bolognia: DermatologyInternal Medicine and Family Medicine

Pediatrics

  1. Sidney Hurwitz: Pediatrics: Clinical Pediatric Dermatology

 

Evaluations

Resident’s departmental evaluations will be completed at the conclusion of the rotation.  While a minimum attendance is not mandated by the department based on the other resident’s obligations, a minimum exposure to the dermatology attending’s is required in order to complete the end of rotation evaluation.  Residents will be evaluated on their attendance in clinic and didactic lectures, performance in clinic, and interactions with patients and staff.

Grievances

Rotating residents who have a complaints or concerns are encouraged to speak directly with the rotation supervisor.