The Dermatology Residency program aims to enhance the dermatologic care of people in the greater Austin area through improved access to care, cutting-edge medical and surgical treatments, ongoing research and education for the surrounding medical community.
Our mission is trifold:
- To recruit talented, hard-working, positive and team-oriented applicants;
- To provide outstanding, comprehensive dermatologic education resulting in mastery of all aspects of general dermatology;
- To produce future leaders.
Dermatology residents are engaged in research and meaningful quality improvement projects. We provide our residents the training, network and resources to successfully transition from residency into fellowship positions as well as academic and community practices.
The Dermatology Residency is affiliated with the Department of Internal Medicine.
The Trinity Clinic is a busy general dermatology site in downtown Austin next to Dell Medical School and serves as a tertiary referral practice for complex needs. This site houses several subspecialty medical dermatology clinics, phototherapy, a number of lasers and the resident cosmetic clinic.
The Hays Dermatology Clinic is located in Buda, about 15 miles south of Austin. This rural-suburban clinic is a referral site for primary care practices from a large area of Central Texas and houses busy general dermatology, dermatologic surgery and pediatric dermatology practices.
The Austin Outpatient Clinic of the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is a general dermatology clinic located in southeast Austin serving veterans from across Central Texas. This practice is heavy in cutaneous oncology with surgical procedure clinics being held three times weekly.
The pediatric dermatology clinic is located at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. At this tertiary referral clinic, residents are exposed to both routine and complex pediatric dermatologic conditions and participate in multidisciplinary clinics. There is also a busy inpatient consultative pediatric dermatology service.
Residents are immersed in dermatopathology training through daily “sign-out” with faculty members at Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas. Ancillary dermatopathology diagnostic techniques are also taught.
The Austin Dermatologic Surgery Center is located in Dell Med’s Health Transformation Building. Residents experience graduated autonomy in the execution of complicated repairs and have a weekly resident procedure clinic where they act as primary surgeon. A second Mohs clinic is based in the Buda clinic.
Inpatient Dermatology Consultative Service
The inpatient adult consult service at Dell Seton Medical Center provides experience in the evaluation and management of seriously ill patients with complex medical dermatologic disorders. Interesting cases are presented at our monthly patient-centered Grand Rounds.
Resident Continuity Clinic
Beginning in their first year, residents spend half a day per week at the CommUnityCare dermatology clinic, which serves underinsured and uninsured people in Travis County. Under faculty supervision, residents manage their own patient portfolios.
Resident Continuity Procedure Clinic
Throughout their residency, residents refer patients from their continuity clinic to their continuity procedure clinic. Each resident spends one half-day per month performing surgical procedures, including malignant and benign lesion excisions.
Resident Cosmetic Clinic
The resident cosmetic clinic is held twice monthly at the Trinity Clinic. Residents perform cosmetic procedures including injectable neuromodulators, fillers, nonsurgical fat reduction, sclerotherapy, peels and laser therapy.
Volunteer Healthcare Clinic
Beginning in the second year of residency, residents have the opportunity to independently staff a community-organized Volunteer Healthcare Clinic for people with low-income with a variety of skin conditions.