A note from our program director
I am incredibly proud and humbled to lead this amazing program, particularly after having trained here myself (some years ago!). As one of the largest dermatology residency programs in the country, we equip our graduates with the skills needed to excel as clinical dermatologists, but we also expect more. Our mission is to train leaders in the field in every area: clinical excellence; basic, translational, and clinical research; medical education; and, service, community engagement, and advocacy.
Our diverse patient population, high-volume clinical practice, and multiple practice settings in urban and suburban environments ensure that our residents not only graduate with superb clinical and procedural skills but also excel at caring for patients in a culturally competent and equitable manner, a critical ability for all physicians.
Excellence in general and complex medical dermatology is combined with sub-specialty expertise in micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology, dermatopathology, and pediatric dermatology to provide a comprehensive and balanced training experience. Additional specialty clinics provide our residents with unique learning opportunities.
With faculty expertise in clinical and translational research, advocacy, medical education, patient safety, and diversity and inclusion, our residents benefit from mentors and colleagues who are compassionate and skilled clinicians as well as engaged and passionate leaders in our field.
Most importantly, we are a close-knit group dedicated to creating a collaborative and inclusive environment, celebrating our diverse backgrounds and interests and the varied perspective of trainees, faculty, students, and staff. We are here to support our residents in finding their passions in dermatology, achieving their professional goals, and continuing meaningful engagement throughout their careers.
We encourage applications from students who are underrepresented in medicine, including individuals whose personal characteristics such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, health condition or disability place them at risk for conscious or unconscious bias or discrimination.
Please take a moment to explore our clinical and didactic curriculum and special programs, and get to know our faculty and residents. Be sure to check us out on Instagram and Twitter, where you can get a more candid glimpse into life at Wash U Derm, brought to you by our very own residents! We are excited for you to learn more about our program, and we look forward to meeting many of you, whether here with us in St. Louis or as future colleagues and collaborators.