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.
- Fellowship Training Programs
- Patient-Oriented Research Fellowship
Penn Dermatology has major clinical outpatient practices at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Medicine Radnor*, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, as well as a large inpatient consultative service at HUP. 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:
- Acne and Rosacea
- Bullous and autoimmune disease
- Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
- Dermatologic surgery
- Difficult pigmented lesions
- Hair and scalp disease
- Medical dermatology including diseases difficult to diagnose and treat
- Occupational and contact dermatitis
- Pediatric dermatology
- Psoriasis and phototherapy
- Rheumatologic skin disease
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.
*Penn Medicine Radnor is a facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.