Penn Dermatology

Dermatology Academic Programs at Penn

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Penn Dermatology in Philadelphia trains residents, dermatopathology fellows, cutaneous oncology fellows, post-doctoral research fellows and pre-doctoral research fellows. Penn offers one of the most stimulating academic environments in the world and trainees have the opportunity to collaborate and learn from some of the best minds in medicine.

Overview of Academic Programs for Dermatology at Penn

Penn Dermatology's educational programs include a pathophysiology of skin disease course as part of the core curriculum for medical students, as well as a popular four-week clinical rotation in dermatology for third- and fourth-year medical students.

Medical Student, Residency and Fellowship Programs

On the graduate level, Penn offers highly sought dermatology residency programs and fellowships in dermatopathology, cutaneous oncology, dermatologic surgery, pediatric dermatology, as well as a unique academic clinician-educator fellowship. Weekly continuing medical education grand rounds-type conferences are attended by the department's full-time faculty, residents, fellows and students, as well as residents from other programs and practicing dermatologists in the area.

Clinical Care

Penn Dermatology has a large inpatient consultative service at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and major clinical outpatient practices throughout the Philadelphia region. With centers of excellence in many areas of dermatologic care, Penn Dermatology provides tertiary care referral clinics in a large number of specialty areas, which are recognized nationally and internationally for their high quality of care.

The following subcategories are represented:

Penn Dermatology's dedicated and talented faculty, committed staff, state-of-the-art facilities and intense focus on, and belief in, its mission have guided the program to its present position as a major leader in dermatologic research, teaching and practice.