Resident Rounds Part I. Program Spotlight: University of Oklahoma Dermatology Residency Program
June 2014 | Volume 13 | Issue 6 | Features | 752 | Copyright © June 2014
Neil Crowson MD,a and Travis W. Blalock MDb
aUniversity of Oklahoma Department of Dermatology, Oklahoma City, OK
bUniversity of Oklahoma Department of Dermatology, Oklahoma City, OK
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 University of Oklahoma Dermatology Residency Program. 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.
The Department of Dermatology at the University of
Oklahoma Health Sciences Center came into existence
in 1916 and is quickly approaching one century
of providing healthcare to the citizens of Oklahoma.1 Originally
deemed the Department of Dermatology, Electrotherapy, and
Radiography, the department name was changed to the Department
of Dermatology and Syphilology in 1935. Subsequently,
the name was shortened to the Department of Dermatology.
In 1945, a 2-year residency training program was founded.
In 1958, the program was changed to a three-year residency
program, and that program continues to this day educating
residents in the art of dermatology. Currently, the training
program is housed in a standalone dermatology building
where administrative duties and most outpatient encounters
occur. The residents also spend a great deal of time training
and consulting on patients at Oklahoma University Medical
Center, the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, the Oklahoma City
Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Regional Medical
Laboratory in Tulsa, as well as other satellite campuses for
the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
The current residency program includes 3 residents per year
for a full complement of 9 residents. At present there are five
full-time faculty including two medical dermatologists, two
fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons, and a fellowship-trained
pediatric dermatologist. Multiple community dermatologists
generously devote time each month in running resident
clinics and teaching during didactic sessions, expanding resident exposure to various patient management styles.
Once a month, a resident focused journal club focuses on
current literature that may assist in resident education while
a community practitioner focused journal club, attended by
community dermatology practitioners, focuses on current literature
that assists in patient care. Finally, the residents get
a half-day per week to focus on didactics, morphologic presentations
from interesting patients, and Grand Rounds. The
residents at the University of Oklahoma have a very diverse
training program with exposure to a wide array of medical
and pediatric dermatology.