Teaching and Research Opportunities
Residents are responsible for much of the instruction of rotating 4th year medical students, medicine residents, family practice residents, and pediatric residents. On average, 2 students and one or 2 rotating residents are assigned to dermatology each month. Residents also teach 1st and 2nd year medical students during pre-clinical dermatology blocks.
Most residents have participated in clinical research and other scholarly projects such as preparing case reports, reviewing articles, writing textbook chapters, and developing internet-based teaching materials. The residency program was acknowledged by the Dermatology Residency Review Committee in 2008 for outstanding resident participation in research and scholarly activities. On May 2, 2009, the UMass Dermatology residents hosted a clinical New England Dermatological Society (NEDS) meeting.
While most residents do not participate in bench reasearch during their three years, it is possible to do so for interested candididates. See our research page for details and ongoing projects.