Department of Dermatology

Dermatology Residency Didactic Curriculum


Residents at Baylor College of Medicine consider the faculty-led lecture and conference schedule to be one of the strengths of the program.






7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Dermatopathology unknown with fellow

Shared didactics with UT Houston (BCM and UT Houston are responsible for alternating months)
Med derm, pedi derm, procedural derm, and more

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Grand Rounds
Textbook review
Basic science
Surgery workshops

7-8 a.m.
Melanoma/sarcoma tumor board
8-9 a.m.
Dermatopathology textbook lectures

Mondays and Fridays are dedicated to dermatopathology, with the fellow leading unknowns on Mondays and the faculty leading textbooks review (Lever) and correlating slides on Fridays. 

The Tuesday and Wednesday morning lecture series is divided monthly between the faculty of Baylor and the UT Houston Medical School. The lecture series is attended by the residents of both programs, who benefit greatly from the wider range of expertise provided by the two departments as well as guest faculty. 

The highlight of the week is Baylor's Grand Rounds, which is held Thursday morning at the VA Medical Center. Fascinating patient cases provided both by the dermatologists in the community and by the Baylor-affiliated hospitals are presented and discussed informally. Grand Rounds is followed by textbook conference (Bolognia), which is led by a faculty member, more pediatric dermatology or dermatologic surgery lectures, procedural workshops (flaps, peels and more), resident-led basic science lectures, and other relevant topics to residency.  Journal club is also held on Thursdays during which residents and faculty discuss various articles.

In addition to the regular weekly conferences, residents attend the Texas Dermatological Society semiannually and the John Knox Conference annually. Residents who have had research accepted to additional meetings frequently attend these as well.