The HMS Department of Dermatology offers a three-year program that leads to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Dermatology. Candidates for certification are required to have a total of four years of postgraduate training which would include one year post-graduate training in one of the following broad-based programs in the United States accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or a similar program in Canada accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: a transitional year (formerly called flexible first postgraduate year), or a first-year residency in internal medicine, general surgery, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, or emergency medicine.
During the three-year program, residents rotate through our affiliated hospitals, spending time in their ambulatory clinics as well as in specialty clinics. Basic dermatologic training is obtained in the ambulatory care units, where the residents see more than 50,000 patients per year. Staff attendings supervise residents in their clinical activities. Specialty clinics are organized to deal with specific dermatologic problems:
- Pigmented lesions
- Pediatric dermatoses
- Immunologic diseases
- Laser medicine
For more information, please visit the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Training Program Site.