Program Spotlight: The University of Mississippi Medical Center Dermatology Residency Program
September 2014 | Volume 13 | Issue 9 | Features | 1141 | Copyright © September 2014
Kevin C. Randolph,a Robert T. Brodell MD,b,c,d Nancye McCowanb
a University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
bDepartmentof Dermatology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
cDepartment of Pathology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
dUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
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 Mississippi Medical Center 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 email@example.com.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC)
Department of Dermatology Training Program was
established in July 2013 in Jackson, Mississippi. It is
a three-year program preceded by broad-based training at an
AGME-approved program for a minimum of one year. Currently,
two residents matriculate into the program each year.
The program takes pride in its substantial growth during its inaugural
year. Eight core academic faculty members provide
expertise spanning clinical dermatology including general
and complex medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology,
dermatopathology, skin oncology and dermatologic surgery,
cutaneous lymphoma, occupational dermatology/patch testing,
and inpatient consultative dermatology. A high faculty to
resident ratio provides substantial learning opportunities from
a faculty dedicated to the success of each trainee.
The only academic dermatology program in the state of Mississippi,
UMMC residents see a large and diverse patient
population. During all three years, residents provide care in
one of four busy clinical facilities and provide inpatient consulting
to the only academic medical center in Mississippi.
Residents benefit from a weekly continuity clinic supervised
by volunteer affiliate faculty who maintain private practices
in Jackson, Mississippi area. Patients are scheduled for
the residents who develop meaningful relationships as they
monitor response to therapeutic interventions over long periods
of time. As residents master the knowledge base of
dermatology and develop increased technical skill they are afforded more responsibility. Third-year dermatology residents
may design a four-week elective to meet their personal
interests and professional goals.
Clinical experience is balanced with a strong foundation in
dermatology through a variety of weekly interactive educational
sessions including a Bolognia textbook reading club,
didactic lectures, “Kodachrome”-style conferences, dermatopathology
conferences, and journal club. Grand Rounds
and Professors Rounds occur monthly and permit an in depth
discussion of patients with complex dermatologic problems.
Aggressive mentoring, exposure to many clinical research