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Clinical Experiences

In addition to assisting in faculty clinics and his/her own resident continuity clinic, each resident’s experience will include the following specialty rotations:

First Year



  • League City Clinic
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Clinic
  • Cosmetic Clinic
  • University Hospitals Clinic

Second Year




  • General Residents’ Clinic (mornings)
  • Consults (afternoons)
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Clinic
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Pediatric Dermatology

Third Year



  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice clinic
  • TDCJ Telemedicine Clinic
  • Chief Resident Administrative Duties
  • Dermatopathology Read-Out



Third year residents may enroll in a two-week off-campus elective that will enable them to acquire skills not offered by the UTMB Dermatology Residency Program. After completing the off-campus elective, senior residents must make a departmental presentation about their experience.

Academic Experiences

Weekly Conferences:

  • Kodochrome Conference
  • Dermatological Surgery Textbook Conference
  • Dermatopathology Unknowns/Textbook Conference
  • General Dermatology Textbook Conference
  • Grand Rounds (patient unknowns or special guest speakers)
  • Journal Club (JAAD, Archives of Dermatology, and Dermatologic Surgery)

Other Conferences:

  • Houston Dermatological Society (monthly, attended by all residents)
  • Texas Dermatological Society (twice-annually, attended by first-year residents)
  • American Academy of Dermatology (annually, attended by all residents except one rotating first and second year resident)
  • Dermatology Foundation Conference
  • In addition, every 3rd-year resident may attend a meeting of their choice

Residents are encouraged to submit abstracts and/or presentations to all meetings attended.