The medical dermatology program formally integrates the internal
medicine and dermatology curriculums to provide residents with
balanced education and experience in these two areas.
Training begins with the PGY 1 internship program in internal
medicine at Washington Hospital Center. PGY 2 is equivalent to
year one in the straight dermatology program.
In PGY 3-5, medical dermatology residents complete alternating
six month blocks in medicine and dermatology. Throughout their
training program, residents maintain continuity clinics in both
internal medicine and dermatology.
The 18 months of dermatology blocks in years three through five
provide the full level of training as obtained by regular
dermatology residents in the 24 months of their PGY 2 and PGY 3
programs, with some reduction in elective time for the medical
dermatology resident. The 18 months of internal medicine
training during PGY 3-5 provides core internal medicine and
subspecialty experiences that emphasize the overlap of cutaneous
manifestations in internal medicine diseases.
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For more information, contact:
Mary Ellen Hanssen
Dermatology and Medical Dermatology Residency Coordinator
Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: (202) 877-6654