Resident Rounds Part I. Program Spotlight: Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic
April 2014 | Volume 13 | Issue 4 | Features | 488 | Copyright © April 2014
Brent T. Goedjen MD, Matthew C. Gordon MD, Katherine J. Willard MD, Fridolin J. Hoesly MD, Jason C. Sluzevich MD, and James H. Keeling MD
Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
Resident Rounds is a section of the JDD dedicated to highlighting various dermatology departments with residency training programs. Resident Rounds includes
three sections: (1) a program spotlight highlighting pertinent information about the department and residency training program; (2) a section presenting
study materials used by residents at the program; and (3) a section designed to highlight recent interesting cases seen at the institution. This issue of Resident
Rounds features the Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic. The editor of Resident Rounds is Dr. Ali Alikhan. If you are interested in highlighting your training
program in a future issue, please contact Dr. Alikhan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville opened in 1986 on the intracoastal
waterway of Florida just miles from Jacksonville
Beach, and was the first Mayo Clinic campus
outside of Rochester, MN. Initially staffed by 30 physicians
including 1 dermatologist, it has now grown to include comprehensive
outpatient services, a 249-bed hospital that is currently
undergoing expansion, and is nationally recognized for
comprehensive cancer care, transplantation, and neurologic
research. The dermatology residency program started in 2000
and continues to graduate 2 residents per year. The department
currently has 6 residents and 7 faculty, including 1 Mohs surgeon
and 2 dermatopathologists.
The program is unique in structure with each resident having
his/her own continuity clinic from day one, accounting for the
vast majority of time spent in clinic during residency. A different
faculty member is dedicated each half day of resident clinic
to staff patients and provide clinical instruction. This allows for
full support, but also a high level of autonomy and the ability
to follow patients longitudinally and observe responses to various
treatment regimens. Residents spend two months per year
on the inpatient dermatology consult service, splitting time between
dermatology acute care clinic and inpatient consults. In
addition, first year residents complete a one-month rotation at
Mayo Clinic in Rochester on the inpatient dermatology service.
There are dedicated rotations in Mohs surgery and dermatopathology,
as well as ample time spent in patch test clinic. Second
and third year residents each spend one month at Phoenix Children’s
Hospital, working closely with Dr. Ronald Hansen and his
renowned pediatric dermatology group.
Interaction with the other Mayo Clinic programs in Minnesota
and Arizona is another feature of the program. Weekly core
curriculum sessions, organized by residents with participation
by faculty, occur via teleconference between the three sites
every Monday. This is followed by a dermatologic surgery conference or clinicopathologic correlation conference, on an
alternating basis. Time also is provided weekly for academic
pursuits such as research and case reports. Presentations at
local and national dermatology meetings are generously supported
and encouraged by Mayo Clinic.
In summary, the dermatology residency program at Mayo Clinic in
Florida offers exceptional clinical training and diverse educational
opportunities, all in the setting of a highly collegial environment.
Close interaction between residents and faculty members fosters
a personalized residency experience and the development of
meaningful and enduring professional relationships.
None of the authors have any relevant conflicts to disclose.