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Curriculum - Dermatology at MedStar Washington

Educational activities include weekly textbook review, weekly Kodachrome review, twice monthly journal club, twice monthly basic science lectures, twice monthly formal dermatopathology review, and weekly grand rounds that alternate from MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and the National Institutes of Health.

Textbook Review - Meets once a week to increase the resident's medical knowledge of dermatologic conditions and diseases.

Kodachrome Conference - Meets once weekly to increase the resident's ability to recognize skin disease by means other than clinical examination.

Basic Science Lectures - Meets twice monthly to further the resident's basic science knowledge.

Journal Club - Meets twice monthly to teach the resident the scientific process of clinical investigation and analysis and keep residents up to date with the latest methods and technology.

Dermatopathology Conference - Meets twice monthly to improve resident's ability to recognize histopathologic patterns of disease and improve clinic-pathologic correlation.

Grand Rounds - Meets weekly to improve the resident's recognition of common diseases, rare and exotic diseases, disease processes, and various alternatives to treatment of diseases.