Fellowship trainees will participate in several clinical and academic activities, including general pediatric dermatology clinics, several interdisciplinary clinics, procedural dermatology clinics, a busy hospital-based inpatient consultation service, subspecialty electives, and divisional and institutional conferences.
The didactic curriculum includes exposure to dermatology conferences (Grand Rounds at UC Health University Hospital of the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Dermatological Society meetings, pediatric dermatology conferences/journal club) and pediatric conferences (Pediatric Grand Rounds, pediatric resident noon conferences). Fellows will have the opportunity to review histology slides with dermatopathologists at the Department of Dermatology at UC Health University Hospital of the University of Cincinnati and with pediatric surgical pathologists at Cincinnati Children's. Fellowship training will also include pediatric dermatology journal reviews, and there is the expectation that the fellow will actively participate in the preparation of manuscripts and presentations for national meetings (1-2 per year). Fellows will also have opportunities within the Division of Pediatric Dermatology for clinical research. Within the broader Department of Dermatology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and at Cincinnati Children's, opportunities in basic science research, if desired, are available on a case-by-case basis with the approval of the Program Director.
The Division of Pediatric Dermatology at Cincinnati Children's is currently expanding and fully-staffed with appropriate administrative support. This includes clinic-based staff (four dedicated registered nurses and 3 medical assistants) and office-based staff (a business manager and senior administrative assistant as well as three patient service representatives). Pediatric dermatology clinical trials are conducted in coordination with a research coordinator and the Clinical Trials Office staff under attending physician guidance as principal investigator. Digital photography is utilized within the division, and an archival database is updated and will be maintained regularly by the medical photographer under supervision by attending physicians.
All patient care activities are directly supervised by an attending physician. The fellow is expected to triage clinical questions from patient/caregivers, referring physicians, and other healthcare providers. This will be done in conjunction with the dermatology resident on service and the pediatric dermatology nurses. Activities will include, but are not limited to, patient appointment triage, prescription refills, pathology report notifications and home management issues. All such duties will be directly supervised or reviewed by an attending pediatric dermatologist.