Program Spotlight: The Eastern Virginia Medical School Dermatology Residency Program

April 2011 | Volume 10 | Issue 4 | Original Article | 344 | Copyright © April 2011

Ashley R. Mason MD and Melinda R. Mohr MDa

aThe Department of Dermatology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA


Resident Rounds is a new section of the JDD dedicated to highlighting various dermatology departments with residency training programs. Resident Rounds will feature 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 Eastern Virginia Medical School Dermatology Residency Program. The editor of Resident Rounds is Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PhD. Dr. Ibrahimi is a recent graduate of the Harvard Combined Program in Dermatology and currently a fellow in Mohs, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery at the University of California Davis. If you are interested in highlighting your training program in a future issue, please contact Dr. Ibrahimi at

The Eastern Virginia Medical School was founded as a private community-based medical school in 1973 by local physicians who saw a need for medical education in the underserved coastal Virginia region, an area known to locals as Hampton Roads. Pariser Dermatology Specialists, Ltd., a wellestablished private practice group, initially provided dermatology education through the Division of Dermatology. Later, a beloved educator in the community, Margery A. Scott, MD, became the first full-time EVMS academic dermatologist. In 2001, Antoinette F. Hood, MD, came to EVMS as a professor in the Division of Dermatology shortly after her husband, Evan Farmer, MD, became the dean of the medical school. Within two years,
the Department of Dermatology was established. Accepting two residents per year since 2002, the department has produced 12 board-certified dermatologists, including two who have pursued additional fellowship training (and two more are in the pipeline).
Since its inception, the EVMS Department of Dermatology has grown to include four full-time faculty members and is supported by an abundance of enthusiastic community faculty, 10 of whom function in a unique role as hybrid academic-private practice attendings. Faculty have expertise in vascular lesions, skin of color, melanoma, alopecia, hyperhidrosis, psoriasis, contact dermatitis and dermatopathology (Table 1).
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