Training & Education

Training and Education

Trainees receive comprehensive exposure to dermatology in a supportive environment

The USC/Los Angeles General Medical Center program provides comprehensive training in medical dermatology in children and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings, procedural dermatology and dermatopathology. Outpatient subspecialty clinics include Immunobullous Disease, Rheumatology-Dermatology, Hansens Disease, Psoriasis, Pediatric Vascular Anomalies and HIV as well as Mohs surgery and dermatologic oncology and cosmetic dermatology. The inpatient dermatologic consultation services at Los Angeles General Medical Center, Keck Hospital of USC and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) are robust. The program and faculty are committed to resident education in a supportive and collegial involvement which includes predominantly faculty-led didactic lectures, monthly Grand Rounds and dermatopathology sign-outs. Residents develop their clinical skills within a variety of healthcare delivery systems at multiples sites including Los Angeles General Medical Center, Keck Medicine of USC, CHLA, and the VA- Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center. At these sites, residents provide care for an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse patient population which includes underserved and underinsured with complex pathology.

Training Hospitals

Keck Hospital of USC
Los Angeles General Medical Center
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Veterans Administration (VA) Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center

Residency Program

The University of Southern California Dermatology Residency Program has 12 residents from throughout the country. The program accepts three to four applicants per year. The program enjoys full ACGME accreditation. Residents rotate through a diverse set of hospitals and clinics, both private and public. Residents receive integrated training in dermatopathology, Mohs micrographic surgery and procedural dermatology, complex medical dermatology and pediatric dermatology.

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Medical Student Clerkships

Visiting medical students have the opportunity to rotate with the department for four-week rotations. Medical students will have the opportunity to rotate through various clinical setting and attend biweekly didactic sessions and conferences.

Our department utilizes the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) to receive visiting MD and DO student applications.

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