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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How do the 2008 UTMB Dermatology Residency Graduates Rate Their Program?

The current UTMB dermatology program director, Dr. Richard Wagner, recently surveyed dermatologists who graduated from the program in 2008 (one year since graduation). The survey asked graduates to evaluate the graduate medical education in dermatology they received at UTMB during their residencies, and asked them how the program could continue to improve in order to benefit current and future dermatology residents. Responding graduates (all in private practice) were very satisfied with their overall dermatology training at UTMB, felt very well qualified for private practice, and commented about how well prepared they were for procedural dermatology. They thought that it would be valuable for the current and future dermatology residents to receive more training on coding and private practice management. In addition, they suggested that senior resident clinical schedules could be modified in the future to permit additional continuity clinics. Dermatology residents in the UTMB dermatology residency program start dermatology continuity clinics in the first year of residency training. These continuity clinics are increased during the second and third years of residency. All of the continuity clinics are supervised by dermatology faculty. This approach permits dermatology residents to have long term followup on their patients.