The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical EducationProgram (UPMCMEP) in Dermatology is committed to providing excellent patient care while educating resident physicians in the clinical and basic science aspects of dermatology.
The educational focus is to train physicians to be experts in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes in an enthusiastic and nurturing environment. In addition, the program emphasizes mastering core competencies in patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and system-based practice as set forth by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education. The program will remain in accordance with and follow the guidelines designed to determine the adequacy of clinical training of residents and to assure the satisfaction of eligibility requirements for certification by the American Board of Dermatology. The faculty and staff of the UPMCMEP in Dermatology are dedicated to accomplishing this mission.
The UPMC Department of Dermatology has an established Antiracism and Equity Committee that has actively raised awareness of the importance of diversity and healthcare equity in our field. This group has encouraged the incorporation of photos on the skin of color in weekly didactics and conferences, sponsored residents to attend the annual Skin of Color conference, and organized a quarterly grand rounds that hosts resident and faculty speakers passionate about healthcare equity. So far, our quarterly grand rounds have focused on the history of racism in medicine and addressing microaggression in the workplace. The goal of our group is to educate our residents and faculty on the importance of diversity in the treatment of our patients, how to address microaggression, and the critical need of recruiting underrepresented minorities and residents from diverse backgrounds.
The department offers a three-year residency program that is accredited by the ACGME and accepts six residents per year.
The department offers fellowships in six specialties for those who have completed their PGY-II–PGY-IV training.