The three-year residency training program in Dermatology at the Emory University School of Medicine prepares physicians for board eligibility and competent unsupervised practice in Dermatology as outlined by the six core competencies set forth by the American Board of Dermatology(ABD) and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME): patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.
Our training program at Emory focuses on training physicians who are interested in an academic career. A dermatology residency position at Emory University should be considered only by applicants with a genuine desire for a career in academic dermatology. It is our goal to identify and promote these gifted candidates in our program.
In addition to clinical activities, residents participate in educational activities including Grand Rounds, didactic sessions, journal club, and other educational conferences. Residents are required to engage in a resident research project during their training and present their research for the annual Resident Research Forum Day Program.
All residents, in particular the senior residents, are expected to participate in the teaching of dermatology to others less experienced than they: i.e., house officers in medicine and pediatrics, medical students, and paramedical students.
Measurement of successful attainment of learning objectives occurs through a defined process of resident evaluation by peers, faculty, and staff through the ACGME Milestones, competency-based developmental outcomes (e.g. knowledge, skills, attitudes and performance). The ACGME Milestones evaluate residents and fellows progressively from the beginning of their education through graduation to the unsupervised practice of their specialties. Additionally resident progress is evaluated formally annually through the ABD in-training examination and twice yearly by the Program Director and the Residency Education Committee.