The residency program in dermatology encompasses three years after completing a one
year transitional or preliminary year for a total of four years. The program provides
exposure to clinical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Multiple diagnostic and dermatologic
physical modalities are employed for a variety of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent,
adult and geriatric dermatologic conditions.
The residents are exposed on a regular basis to multiple patient ethnic groups through
the primary academic teaching clinic located in Roswell, GA (outside Atlanta, GA).
In addition, gross and dermatopathology and medical mycology, phototherapy, dermatologic
surgery, cutaneous oncology and cosmetic dermatology will be the core of the residency.
The program emphasizes supervised direct patient care while utilizing various surgical
and physical modalities that the resident will learn during the residency program’s
three years. Residents will be supervised at all times with opportunities to master
dermatological examinations, surgical techniques and extensive coding/billing.
Resident didactics include weekly textbook reviews, dermatopathology slides, clinical
images and board review sessions. The residents also attend a monthly journal club,
weekly histopathology sessions and monthly grand rounds at Emory University Department
of Dermatology. In addition, residents participate in monthly business meetings focused
on the key aspects of running a successful and efficient dermatology practice. The
dermatology residency program’s growth and success at PCOM North Fulton will be dependent
on our variety of dedicated teaching faculty.
The residents attend a variety of didactic courses, including the yearly meeting of
the AOCD and also a variety of other seminars, such as the annual AAD meeting, at
the discretion of the program director. They are allowed a one-month elective time
during each year to advance their knowledge of pediatric dermatology and with other
general dermatologists in the area. They are encouraged to do scientific projects,
contribute to dermatologic articles and present at both local and national meetings.