Didactic Education

Core Curriculum

A fully developed core curriculum for didactic resident education is covered over the three-year program. Lectures are given by the OHSU Dermatology faculty, community volunteer 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 monthly and are led by faculty members.

Journal Clubs

Journal Clubs are held once per 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 Yuangang Liu, Ph.D. and Paige Davies, Ph.D. 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

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 Skin

The 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.