All dermatology residents are based at the Hahnemann Campus for all 3 years. This is where the academic offices are located and where most medical, pediatric, and surgical clinics take place. Medical, pediatric, and outpatient surgery clinics are continuity clinics that continue for the three years of residency and are not on a rotational basis.
Each resident has a one month rotation in dermatopathology each year. During this rotation, the resident spends every morning signing out slides with the dermatopathologists in the Pathology Department located in Biotech 2.
Veterans Affairs Clinic
Residents spend one half day per week at the Worcester Oupatient VA typically during the second year. This busy clinic is staffed by Dr. Christina Alavian and has an emphasis on medical and surgical dermatology.
Genetics Dermatology Combined Clinic
Residents have the opportunity to diagnose and manage interesting patients with a variety of genodermatoses in this clinic which is conducted once every 2 months. First, second, and third year residents participate on a rotating basis. This clinic is staffed by pediatric dermatologists and geneticists at UMass, allowing for great collaboration between the two divisions. In addition, there are various genodermatoses lectures given to the residents prior to each of these clinics.
Mohs Surgery Clinic
Each 3rd year dermatology resident spends 1 clinic per week assisting in Mohs surgery. This is an opportunity to hone more advanced surgical techniques with one of our dermatologic surgeons, including Dr. Mary Maloney, Dr. Dori Goldberg, and Dr. David Geist.
Each second year resident attends 4 months of twice monthly pediatric laser sedation clinics with Dr. Karen Wiss. During the 3rd year, each resident spends one clinic per week with Dr. Mark Scharf in adult laser clinic. There is ample opportunity for hands on experience with VBeam, Carbon dioxide, long pulsed YAG, Q switched ruby, and Neodynium YAG lasers.
Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinic
Each 2nd year resident spends 2 clinics per month for 4 months of the year in the EB clinic at the Hahnemann campus. This evolving multidisciplinary clinic manages approximately 35 patients with epidermolysis bullosa.
Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic
A recent addition to the resident training program. The chief residents will participate approximately twice monthly, performing botulinum toxin injections, superficial chemical peels, dermabrasion and fillers.
Contact Dermatitis Clinic
The chief residents participate two Fridays per month in the contact dermatitis clinic where they focus on final patch test readings and allergen avoidance counseling.