All residents start and complete their clinical training in the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center outpatient clinic under the direct supervision of an attending staff preceptor.
The program has a graded responsibility structure, such that residents gain progressive responsibility in patient evaluation and management over their 3 years of training. The cornerstone of the resident clinical experience is the resident continuity clinic, where residents follow their own panel of patients throughout their 3 year residency.
The program is divided into roughly 8 types of rotation blocks.
First year rotations
- Orientation (1 month)
- Dermpath/Attending Clinic (4 months)
- Procedural (2 months)
- Consult (1 month)
- VA (4 months)
Second year rotations
- Continuity Clinics (2 months)
- Procedural (2 month)
- Dermpath (1 months)
- Consult (2 month)
- Specialty (2 months)
- Float (1 month)
- Mohs (2 months)
Third year rotations
- Continuity Clinic (4 months)
- Dermpath (1-2 months)
- Mohs (2 months)
- Float (1-2 months)
- Wrap-Up (1 month)
A resident may pursue elective experiences during float blocks in the second and third years of training. A total of 4 weeks is allowed. Examples of recent resident electives include Mohs surgical electives, laser and cosmetic electives, Native American health elective, and a Camp Discovery elective.
The dermatology residents' schedule includes experiences and active participation in all of the following subspecialty clinics.
- Contact and Occupational Dermatology Clinic
- Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic
- Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic
- Dermatology/Rheumatology Clinic
- Hair Disorder and Hair Loss Clinic
- High Risk Skin Cancer Clinic
- Immunobullous Disease Clinic
- Mohs and General Dermatologic Surgery Clinic
- Pediatric Dermatology Clinic
- Pediatric Dermatology PainFree Program
- Psychocutaneous Medicine