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Dermatology Residency: Curriculum

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Trinity Dermatology Clinic
(First, Second and Third Years)

The Seton Family of Hospitals and its associated clinics form the basis for resident education. The residents rotate throughout the Trinity Dermatology Clinic in Austin, TX. The residents work in the faculty's clinics, including medical, procedural, cosmetic dermatology. Residents help manage phototherapy and laser therapy. The residents will often co-manage referrals from outside Dermatologists along with the Dell Medical School faculty. The residents continue to follow these patients throughout their residency training. Once a week, residents participate with a multidisciplinary team in a psychiatry-dermatology clinic at the Trinity Dermatology clinic.

Hays Dermatology Clinic
(First, Second and Third Years)

The Seton Family of Hospitals and its associated clinics form the basis for resident education. The residents rotate through the Hays Dermatology Clinic in Kyle, TX. The residents work in the faculty's clinics, including medical, procedural, cosmetic dermatology. The residents will often co-manage referrals from outside Dermatologists along with the Dell Medical School faculty. The residents continue to follow these patients throughout their residency training.

Paul Bass Dermatology Clinic
(First, Second and Third Years)

Throughout their residency, the residents spend every Tuesday morning at the Paul Bass Clinic, a clinic serving the underinsured and uninsured. The residents see patients under the supervision of Dell Medical School Dermatology Faculty and Volunteers. This clinic serves as the residents' continuity clinic in which they follow these patients throughout their residency training.

CommUnityCare Dermatology Clinic
First, Second and Third Years)

Throughout their residency, the residents spend every Wednesday morning at the CommUnityCare Dermatology clinic, a clinic serving the underinsured and uninsured. The residents see patients under the supervision of Dell Medical School Dermatology Faculty. This clinic serves as the residents' continuity clinic in which they follow these patients throughout their residency training.

Procedure Clinics
(First, Second and Third Years)

Throughout their residency, the residents spend one Monday each month staffing the University Medical Center Brackenridge Procedure Clinic, serving the underinsured and uninsured. The residents operate under the direction of a boarded Mohs surgeon. The residents continue to follow these patients throughout their residency training. Residents also rotate through Seton Hays Dermatology clinic twice a month for procedural dermatology clinics with Dell Medical School faculty.

Consult Rotations
(Second and Third Years)

The consult resident has afternoon blocked time to take inpatient hospital consults from the Seton University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Medical Center at Hays, and Dell Children's Medical Center, including emergency room, medical floors, ICU and NICU. When possible, any inpatients or ER consults are sent to the Brackenridge clinics for continuity of care after discharge.

Resident Cosmetic Clinic
(First, Second, and Third Years)

The resident cosmetic clinic is held monthly and supervised by Dell Medical School faculty and community faculty. The residents learn and master cosmetic procedural dermatology techniques, including botulinum toxin, fillers, sclerotherapy, peels and laser therapy.

Central Texas Veterans Health Care System
(First, Second, and Third Years)

Residents spend time at the largest outpatient VA clinic during each of their three years. The residents work in the VA faculty's clinics which includes both medical and procedural dermatology.

Dermatopathology Rotation
(First, Second, and Third Years)

Residents do an hour of Slide Unknowns and attend an hour of didactic lecture per week. Residents rotate in the dermatopathology service during their second and third years of residency. During the dermatopathology rotation, residents preview cases and offer their differential diagnoses and suggested additional workup before reviewing them with Dr. Gavino. The residents also have access to a vast collection of slide study sets. Dr. Gavino regularly gives the residents formal assessments to evaluate their progress.

Mohs
(Second and Third Year)

Mohs surgeries and other excisions are performed by Dr. Matthew Fox in our program's surgery suite. Residents will learn the Mohs technique and principles of dermatologic surgery. The resident assists in the initial evaluation and planning for the procedure, obtaining informed consent, and pre- and post-op prescriptions. The residents then assist with the procedure itself.

Pediatric Dermatology Clinic
(First, Second, and Third Years)

The residents work alongside the pediatric dermatology team at the outpatient clinic. This tertiary referral clinic specializes in vast array of pediatric dermatologic conditions, including vascular malformations and genodermatoses. The residents assist with clinic, laser procedures, and surgeries. The resident also participates in the multidisciplinary vascular anomalies clinic held once a month.

Community Dermatology
(Second and Third Years)

These elective experiences are offered in rotation with the residents' other requirements to allow the residents to explore their areas of interest. Residents have the opportunity to spend time with community general, procedural and cosmetic dermatologists.