Dermatology: CURRICULUM

The residency program teaches the basic classification of diseases and the pharmacodynamics of the various therapeutic agents as they relate or apply to the field of dermatology.

The clinical protocol includes recognition and treatment during the chronological progression of the integumentary system, i.e., the neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric cycles of life to provide total health care delivery as it relates to dermatology and dermatologic physical modalities.


In addition to basic requirements, the program prepares the resident in:

  • gross and histodermatopathology

  • therapeutic radiology and phototherapy

  • medical mycology

  • allergy and immunology

  • dermatologic surgery and oncology

  • medical dermatology

  • dermatologic physical modalities

As the resident acquires skills in diagnosis and treatment of the diseases of the skin, we provide progressive experience and increasing responsibility in patient care throughout the training period under the supervision of the program director.


The curriculum includes instruction on special dermatological diagnostic and surgical techniques and other such modalities which are in current use. We also include in-patient dermatology to allow the resident to develop skills necessary to perform standard  consultations. The curriculum evolves in response to the rapidly changing and increasing knowledge base in dermatology.








Dermatology Contact:

 Donna Underwood, MBA, MS
Office: 540-953-5445

Fax: 540-953-5453