Curriculum

First Year of Dermatology (PGY2)

Outpatient Clinic at UConn Health: PGY2 residents spend a majority of their time at UConn Health. This includes a continuity clinic of their own patients one afternoon a week. This is where they receive the bulk of their general dermatology, pediatric dermatology and cosmetic dermatology training.

Veterans Hospital of Newington: PGY2 residents are assigned five half days a week at the Veterans Hospital for four months.

Saint Francis Hospital: PGY2 residents are assigned on half day a week at Saint Francis Hospital for four months. This is where they serve the underprivileged population.

Second Year of Dermatology (PGY3)

Outpatient Clinic at UConn Health: PGY3 residents spend a majority of their time at UConn Health. This includes a continuity clinic of their own patients one afternoon a week as well as a high volume senior resident clinic and senior cosmetic clinic on a rotating basis. This is where they receive the bulk of their general dermatology, pediatric dermatology and cosmetic dermatology training.

Veterans Hospital of Newington: PGY3 residents are assigned five half days a week at the Veterans Hospital for 2 months.

Hartford Hospital: For two months each year, PGY3/4 residents spend three half-days a week on the inpatient consult service at Hartford Hospital. This rotation is strictly inpatient and allows for exposure to complex medical-derm cases including connective tissue disease, advanced infectious disease, drug reactions, oncodermatology, and a variety of inflammatory dermatoses.

Specialty Rotations: PGY3 residents are assigned 1 month in Dermatologic Surgery, one month in Dermatopathology, and one month in either Dermatologic Surgery or Dermatopathology at UConn Health. This experience allows for a focused approach to both pathology and surgery, and gives residents a more in-depth understanding of each field and their application to general dermatology.

Chief Year of Dermatology (PGY4)

Outpatient Clinic at UConn Health: Chief residents spend a majority of their time at UConn Health. This includes a continuity clinic of their own patients one afternoon a week as well as a high volume senior resident clinic and senior cosmetic clinic on a rotating basis. This is where they receive the bulk of their general dermatology, pediatric dermatology and cosmetic dermatology training.

Veterans Hospital of Newington: Chief residents are assigned five half days a week at the Veterans Hospital for 2 months.

Hartford Hospital: For two months each year, PGY3/4 residents spend three half-days a week on the inpatient consult service at Hartford Hospital. This rotation is strictly inpatient and allows for exposure to complex medical-derm cases including connective tissue disease, advanced infectious disease, drug reactions, oncodermatology, and a variety of inflammatory dermatoses.

Specialty Rotations: Chief residents are assigned 1 month in Dermatologic Surgery, one month in Dermatopathology, and one month in either Dermatologic Surgery or Dermatopathology at UConn Health. This experience allows for a focused approach to both pathology and surgery, and gives residents a more in-depth understanding of each field and their application to general dermatology.

Elective Time: Chief residents are given a one month elective during their final year. This elective can be at UConn Health or away at an approved outside institution. This is an opportunity to explore opportunities that may not be available at UConn Health or fine tune skills in a specific area of dermatology that the individual is interested in. In the past, residents have pursued electives in tropical dermatology in Botswana, oral pathology at UConn, surgical dermatology at UMass, and pediatric dermatology at UCSF.

Research Opportunities

Dermatology residents have opportunities to participate in clinical trials within our department as well as to join faculty in writing chapters, review articles, or case reports.

Conferences at UConn Health

  • Dermatopathology Unknowns
  • Dermatopathology Lectures
  • Grand Rounds Lectures
  • Resident and Faculty Kodachromes
  • Textbook Review: General Dermatology and Pharmacology
  • Journal Club
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Dermatoethics Course