Mission Statement

The LLU Department of Dermatology residency aims to train competent, well-rounded dermatologists who provide thorough and balanced whole-person care as part of their clinical practice. Throughout residency, we encourage residents to pursue lifelong learning and cultivate an environment that fosters intellectual inquiry and evidence-based practices. We are committed to assisting our trainees in their personal and professional development through mentorship, scholarship and service. We are also attuned to the ever-changing needs of our community and train residents from diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to deliver compassionate and culturally competent care.

Program Overview

Our program provides an ACGME-accredited three year curriculum to develop comprehensive clinical competence in the diagnosis and management of dermatologic disease. Residents rotate through clinical sites with diverse patient populations and see an equally diverse range of skin conditions. Our clinical curriculum provides in-depth exposure and instruction in medical dermatology, dermatologic surgery, pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, consultative inpatient dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and several additional subspecialty areas. Clinical teaching is paired with our daily didactic lecture series that includes Grand Rounds, textbook review, journal club, Kodachrome sessions, and morbidity/mortality conferences.

Residency Site and Rotations

Residents rotate through our University/Academic practice as well as our County/Community Hospital. At both sites, dermatology residents work with a uniquely diverse patient population and gain exposure to a tremendous range of dermatologic disease with high-volume, high-yield clinical experiences. Residents are trained to manage complex medical dermatologic conditions, perform dermatologic surgery and have significant exposure and training in Mohs surgery. Residents also have hands-on training with dermatopathology faculty and have dedicated time for slide review. Additionally, residents perform inpatient consultations and spend time in various subspecialty clinics with training in pediatric dermatology, psoriasis and phototherapy, bullous diseases, hair disorders and cosmetics.