The First Year (PGY-2, Dermatology)
Residents spend one to two months on the inpatient consultation service at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The remainder of the year is spent in the clinics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Residents also gain experience from emergency and inpatient consultations services at each hospital. In addition, residents have one-month rotations each in dermatopathology and dermatologic surgery.
The Second Year (PGY-3, Dermatology)
Residents gain further experience during one to two additional months on the inpatient consult service at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. A two-month rotation at Cincinnati Children's includes outpatient and inpatient experiences, as well as specialty clinics. Additional VA and UC Medical Center clinics allow second-year residents to maintain continuity care for their patients. More in-depth training in dermatopathology is provided during another one-month rotation. A second month-long rotation in dermatologic surgery is also completed.
The Third Year (PGY-4, Dermatology)
Elective time is available within the university setting, allowing residents extra experience in areas such as burn therapy, plastic surgery and pediatric dermatology. There is also potential elective time for rotations outside the university. Furthermore, there are opportunities for laboratory and/or clinical research projects. Many residents complete several publications while in training. Further experience in dermatopathology (two months), clinical dermatology (pediatric dermatology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, general dermatology at the VA, general dermatology at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and community dermatology at University of Cincinnati Physicians private clinics) and consultations and dermatologic surgery (two months) is included, as well as more in-depth experience in cosmetic dermatology procedures.
- Outpatient clinics at University of Cincinnati Medical Center are staffed by the residents under faculty supervision. Each resident is assigned a continuity clinic one half-day per week. Outpatient dermatology care is given in an ambulatory clinic. Several examination rooms, a fully equipped surgical treatment room and an outpatient phototherapy unit are located in this area, along with residents' offices (with current journals and texts in dermatology) and the Heaton Dermatology Conference Center.
- Outpatient clinics are also conducted at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (where the Division of Pediatric Dermatology is located) and the VA Medical Center. All clinics are staffed by Department of Dermatology residents under the supervision of at least one full-time faculty member.
- Residents rotate with the faculty attending on inpatient consultation and emergency services at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the VA Medical Center. Residents also rotate in some faculty private practices. During their dermatopathology rotations (four months total), residents are exposed to routine as well as complicated cases. Residents receive four months of training and hands-on experience in dermatologic surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery and cosmetic dermatologic surgery.