Residency Program Structure
The residency program combines strong clinical training and didactic teaching. The clinical opportunities range from general dermatology to subspecialties clinics including multidisciplinary melanoma, vascular lesion, lymphoma, and atopic dermatitis clinics. Other special clinical sessions in the department are devoted to hair, vascular birthmarks, and cosmetics.
Each resident has continuity clinics at the Veteran’s Hospital as well as the Eskenazi clinics. Patients are recruited from general dermatology clinics and will be followed by the resident throughout their three years of clinical training. This is a valuable opportunity for residents to participate in the longitudinal care of patients.
Didactic sessions occur each morning (Monday – Thursday) and Wednesday mornings from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 noon. These sessions include book club, basic science, therapeutics, dermatopathology, surgery, cosmetic, and pediatric dermatology focused lectures.
All residents take the In-Training Dermatology Examination each spring. This examination is sponsored by the American Board of Dermatology and administered within the Department of Dermatology. It is intended to test the fund of knowledge and to help the resident and Program Director evaluate the resident's progress within the residency program.
At the end of each rotation, attending faculty complete electronic evaluations residents. All residents have a formal evaluation with the Program Director every six months. An annual evaluation is prepared for submission to the American Board of Dermatology. Residents also have the opportunity to electronically evaluate rotations and attending faculty.
The chief residents meet with the Program Director monthly to discuss curriculum, scheduling, and to address residency related issues.
Information about Stipend and Benefits can be found at the website or the Office of Graduate Medical Education: http://medicine.iu.edu/body.cfm?id=2974