Combining patient care experience with didactic learning, our resident physicians become masters of the diagnosis, treatment and basic understanding of the skin. The goal of the Johns Hopkins Dermatology Residency Program is to provide a learning environment that will foster the development of the professional, academic, clinical, and technical skills necessary to provide competent, compassionate care for patients.
Principles of diagnosis and treatment are taught progressively throughout the three years of training. The residency program emphasizes continuity of care and is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of all aspects of dermatology, including medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.
Residents rotate to several sites, including the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center clinic, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center clinic, Pediatric Dermatology division, Greenspring Station Cosmetic Center clinic, Surgery division, Dermatopathology division, inpatient consultations, and elective rotations.
One highlight of our program is that second and third year residents are allocated a half-day per week of protected time to work exclusively on research projects. Partnering with a full-time faculty member, residents develop a research proposal to explore an area of specialty interest. Current resident research foci include assessing the degree of cell-medicated rejection of skin on limb grafts, infrared imaging of pigmented lesions, teledermatology, retinoid pharmacology, microbiome, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers and post inflammatory dyspigmentation. Johns Hopkins Dermatology is committed to excellence in academic training, and providing research opportunities for residents is a core element of this mission.