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About the Fellowship

Dermatopathology is a unique specialty in that it requires expertise in both Pathology and in Dermatology to provide optimal patient care. This program accepts candidates from both Pathology and Dermatology backgrounds.

Cross Training

All fellows spend four months of their fellowship devoted exclusively to the study of dermatopathology (usually the final four months of the fellowship). During the remaining eight months, fellows split their time between dermatopathology (mornings) and either clinical dermatology or anatomic pathology (afternoons): fellows from a Dermatology background spend afternoons in the gross and microscopic evaluation of specimens in Anatomic Pathology, and fellows from a Pathology background spend afternoons evaluating patients in the dermatology clinic. We strongly believe that this cross training for eight months of the year is essential to the adequate education of a fellow, and expect that our fellows are committed to this principle.

Commitment to excellence at Dartmouth-Hitchcock extends beyond the usual triad of patient care, education, and research. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) is equally committed to the quality of our professional interactions. This commitment to collegiality is manifest in the unusually positive and cooperative interactions between Dermatopathologists, Dermatologists, and Surgical Pathologists.

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