|Faculty Lecture, JAAD CME||Monday, 12 to 1 pm||Weekly|
|Various Lectures, Journal Clubs||Tuesday, 12 to 1 pm||Weekly|
|Various Lectures||Wednesday, 12 to 1 pm||Weekly|
|Dermatopathology Lecture||Thursday, 12 to 1:20 pm||Weekly|
|Friday Didactics half day||Friday, 12 pm to 5 pm||Weekly|
|Grand Rounds Lecture||2nd Friday, 12 pm||Once a month|
|Patient Cases and Discussion||2nd Friday, 1 to 3:30 pm||Once a month|
|Dermatopathology Conference||2nd Friday, 3:30 pm to 4 pm||Once a month|
|JAAD Journal Club||2nd Friday 4 to 5 pm||Once a month|
|Petite Grand Rounds||4th Friday, 12 pm to 2 pm||Once a month|
Regularly held conferences are:
Monday noon conference (weekly)
This conference is held on Mondays weekly 12 pm to 1 pm in the Section of Dermatology library. Content areas covered include: didactic curriculum content as above, board review questions, clinical images.
Resident educational conference morning (weekly)
These educational half-day conferences are held on Fridays, weekly, 12 pm to 5 pm, in the Section of Dermatology library. The chief residents, with the oversight of the Program Director, are responsible for scheduling these conferences and assigning residents or staff to present topics from the didactic curriculum. The conferences are mainly used to cover book chapter curriculum reviewed through PowerPoint presentations. Our goal is to increase the proportion of active learning or “flipped classroom” techniques utilized in these lectures to increase resident engagement and mastery of the material.
Dermatopathology conference (weekly)
This conference is held Thursdays, weekly, 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm virtually in the Section of Dermatology library. The attending dermatopathologist is responsible for this conference. Chapters from Elston are reviewed by the dermatopathology fellow or attending dermatopathologist, in concert with presentation of actual pathology cases which correspond to the chapter topic. The topics presented are organized to correlate with topics presented in the Friday afternoon sessions.
Journal club – (once a month)
Important articles from JAAD and JAMA Dermatology are reviewed. Residents, in consultation with faculty, select the articles for review. These articles are presented in an evidence based format and discussed amongst the residents and staff.
Melanoma tumor board (2 to 3 times a month)
Cases are presented and discussed, with written recommendations and results documented in the patient medical record.
Cutaneous lymphomas tumor board (once a month)
This conference is held once a month with a multidisciplinary group. Cases are presented, pathology reviewed, and discussion follows, with written recommendations and results documented in the patient medical record.
Grand Rounds (second Friday of the month)
The conference schedule is as follows:
Dermatology grand rounds lecture 12 to 1 pm
The speaker is a faculty member, invited guest, visiting professor, or Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center faculty in another discipline. One of the chief residents is responsible for scheduling the Grand Rounds Lecture conference speakers, in consultation with the section chief and program director. Topics are varied and include all areas of dermatology medical knowledge, patient care or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies.
Dermatology grand rounds - 1 to 2 pm
This is a clinical pathologic correlation (CPC) clinical conference. The chief residents rotate through directing the conference. Dr. Nicole Pace is in charge of attendance, and CME requirement documentation. Residents keep a log of all case presentations for follow up. There is also a lecture, usually from a local guest speaker or one of the residents. Residents are expected to present one grand rounds lecture per year.
Mini grand rounds - 12 to 2 pm (fourth Friday of the month)
This is a CPC (clinical pathologic correlation) clinical conference. The chief resident in charge of conferences directs the conference. Patients are evaluated in the clinic/virtually by all attendants. Patients who present a diagnostic or therapeutic challenge or patients with uncommon or particularly good teaching value presentations are invited by staff, residents, or our community-based dermatologists. After clinic evaluation, cases are formally presented by one of the chief residents. Residents are called upon to describe the presentation and generate an apt diagnostic differential. Pathology is reviewed by an attending dermatopathologist or the dermatopathology fellow. Further work-up considerations, important learning elements, and typically an evidence based literature review of a subtopic of the case is presented and summarized by a resident or rotating student. The chief residents rotate through directing the conference. Dr. Nicole Pace is in charge of attendance, and Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirement documentation. Residents keep a log of all case presentations for follow up.
Friday dermatopathology conference - 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Recent cases with teaching value are selected from the dermatopathology service for discussion and review. Unknown slides are presented and discussed by an attending dermatopathogist who is in charge of the conference.
Journal club - 3:30 to 5 pm
A resident, in consultation with an attending, selects the articles for review. These articles are presented in an evidence based format and discussed amongst the residents, staff, and private practice dermatologists who attend the Friday afternoon conferences.
New England Dermatological Society Saturday Conference (quarterly)
Four times a year residents attend the New England Dermatological Society Saturday conference. Sessions are held at Harvard Medical School, Boston University/Tufts University, Brown University, Yale University, Dartmouth and University of Massachusetts.