Didactics, Conferences and Lectures

Eight hours per week are dedicated to formal didactic sessions systematically covering the following subjects below.

  • Basic Science
  • M&M conference
  • Clinical core curriculum
  • Dermatopathology
  • Drugs in Dermatology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Kodachromes and Morphology
  • Neoplastic Dermatology
  • Pediatric / Genodematoses (Hurwitz)
  • Surgical Dermatology
  • Grand Rounds
  • Journal Club
  • M & M Conference 

Conferences and Lectures

Residents attend a wide variety of dermatology conferences.  These routinely include the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) annual spring meeting, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Annual meeting, and the Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD) annual meeting. Residents are permitted to go up to 8 days of conferences each year to present their work, network, and learn from our colleagues.

New England Dermatological Society
The Departments of Dermatology at Tufts Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Harvard, Brown, Yale, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and the University of Massachusetts rotate to provide 3 clinical meetings per year with 20-30 live patients with rare diagnoses followed by case discussion and lectures.

American Academy of Dermatology
Residents are encouraged to attend the annual spring meeting each year and to participate in poster and/or gross & microscopic presentations.