Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery

Residency Training

Residency training is a compilation of academic didactic lectures, courses, and conferences as well as training in clinical matters, dermatopathology, and surgery. The ACGME establishes the basic requirements for training for all residency programs across the country. Each residency program adapts those requirements into a set curriculum suited to their individual training programs. To view some of the aspects of the training here at USF, click on one of the links below:

Courses and Conferences

Courses and conferences are usually one hour in duration, either early morning or immediately following afternoon clinics. Residents are provided training in a number of areas including, but not limited to, the following topics:


  • Arthropods & Skin
  • Basic Science
  • Basic Surgery
  • Board Review
  • Clinical Dermatology
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatopathology
  • Dermatopathology Unknown
  • Dermatology Surgery
  • Dermatologic Therapeutics
  • Florida West Coast Society of Dermatology
    (quarterly 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
  • Grand Rounds
  • Immunodermatology
  • Journal Club
  • Microbiology
  • Morphology
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Special Lectures
  • Therapeutics Physical Agents
  • Tropical Dermatology

First Year Schedule

General overview of a first-year dermatology resident's schedule (rotations and special assignments):

Courses and conferences are usually one hour in duration, either early morning or immediately following afternoon clinics. Residents are provided training in a number of areas including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • General dermatology clinics
  • Basic surgery clinics
  • Day Call at USF clinics
  • Rotate at James A. Haley VA Medical Center, USF, and Moffitt Cancer Center (Cutaneous oncology)
  • Attend American Academy of Dermatology conference
  • Dermatopathology

Second Year Schedule

General overview of a second-year dermatology resident's schedule (rotations and special assignments):

  • General dermatology clinics
  • Advanced Surgery clinics
  • Rotate at James A. Haley VA Medical Center, USF, and Moffitt Cancer Center (Cutaneous onology)
  • Evening, weekend, holiday call
  • Attend Superficial Anatomy & Cutaneous Surgery Course in California
  • Dermatopathology
  • Mohs and Laser Clinics
  • Inpatient consults at University Community Hopital & James A. Haley Veterans Hospital

Third Year Schedule

General overview of a third-year dermatology resident's schedule (rotations and special assignments):

  • General dermatology clinics
  • Surgery clinics
  • Mohs and Laser/Cosmetic Clinics
  • Day Call/Consults Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Consults Tampa General Hospital
  • Evening, weekend, holiday call
  • Designated research, administrative, and dermatopathology time
  • Rotate at USF, James A. Haley VA, and Moffitt Cancer Center (cutaneous oncology)
  • Attend American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) conference