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Dermatology Residency

Program Director: 
Min Deng, MD

The Dermatology Residency Program combines a broad clinical curriculum, an extensive didactic curriculum, and resident involvement in research to achieve a comprehensive training experience.

High volume

Depending on the rotation they are on, residents routinely manage an average of 100-150 outpatients each week, 25-30 inpatient consults each week, and occasionally take the primary role in managing inpatients on the dermatology inpatient service. Our outpatient clinical sites include our primary clinical site, the MedStar Washington Hospital Center/ MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Dermatology practice in Chevy Chase, MD, for general dermatology outpatient clinics, resident clinic at MedStar Washington Hospital Center where inpatient follow-ups are routinely seen, pediatric dermatology clinic at the Children's National Hospital main campus, as well as MedStar Georgetown Pediatrics. Inpatient clinical sites include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Children's National Hospital, as well as rotations at the National Institutes of Health.


The educational focus of the program is robust including weekly book review conferences, basic science curriculum, journal club, kodachrome didactics, inpatient consult rounds, weekly grand rounds that alternate from Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Diverse pathology

The broad range of patient demographics and access to local and national referral centers allows residents to see atypical presentations of common dermatoses as well as very unusual cutaneous diseases. Residents pride themselves on high acceptance rates of submitted cases to local and national meetings such as the American Academy of Dermatology's Gross and Microscopic Case Conference.


Funding support is available for residents who have abstracts, papers, and posters accepted to travel to and present at regional and national meetings. Additionally, residents enjoy a generous book/educational fund annually to pay for books and supplies. Additionally, all residents are given time to attend the yearly American Academy of Dermatology meeting three times during their training.

Advanced treatment modalities

Residents enjoy exposure to advanced treatment modalities including phototherapy, photodynamic therapy, Mohs surgery, laser surgery, and aesthetic procedures.

Living in D.C.

Our residents work hard but enjoy fulfilling lives in their personal time due in part to the great city in which they live. We have access to some of the greatest cultural and historical sites in the nation including free access to the Smithsonian museums and National Parks as well as great local sports teams, and amazing restaurants and lounges.

For more information about our program check out this video tour of our hospitals and GME system or contact us below.

Naomi Simwenyi
Administrative Director, Dermatology Education
5530 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 660
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: 202-731-9910
Email: [email protected]

Application Process

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Salary & Benefits

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