A fully developed core curriculum for didactic resident education is covered over the three-year program. Lectures are given by the dermatology faculty, Affiliate Faculty, and invited experts in various specific fields. Residents give at least two in depth lectures per year on topics of their choice.
Dermatopathology Unknown Sessions
Dermatopathology unknown sessions are held weekly and slides are provided to the residents in advance for review.
Clinical Unknown Sessions
Clinical unknown sessions (Kodachromes) are held weekly and are led by faculty members.
Journal Clubs are held twice a month and review both clinical and basic science journals, as well as articles focused on ethical issues.
Translational Research Conference
The translational research conference is held once a month and is supervised by Melissa Wong, PhD. This is a joint conference where residents and basic scientists in our department pair up to present topics of dermatologic relevance with the residents focusing on the clinical features, and the scientists covering the basic science aspect of the topic.
Morphology Conference (Grand Rounds) is held weekly. Interesting or challenging patients are presented by faculty, residents, and community dermatologists for assistance or educational value. Residents are asked to describe morphology of dermatologic findings and answer questions on disease processes.
Oregon Dermatology Society Meetings
Residents attend Oregon Dermatology Society (ODS) meetings monthly from October to April, as well as attend an annual meeting in the summer. Interesting cases are presented by community dermatologists, as well as faculty, and are discussed by conference attendees. Each resident gives an in depth presentation once yearly at the Oregon Dermatology Society meetings. ODS meetings also provide invaluable networking opportunities to connect with dermatologists throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Montagna Symposium on the Biology of SkinThe Montagna Symposium for the Biology of the Skin is an annual basic science conference dedicated to a single major topic in cutaneous biology. It attracts prominent speakers each year and is usually held at an Oregon coastal resort. Resident attendance is required and supported by the Department of Dermatology.
Read about the Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin
National and Regional Conferences
Residents have the opportunity to attend regional and/or national professional meetings, such as the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, and meetings at which they present their work.