The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Dermatology is committed to providing residents with comprehensive education in a congenial and highly collegial environment so as to maximize learning and camaraderie. We emphasize graded responsibility to match learners' needs and delegate responsibilities with appropriate challenge. University of Wisconsin Dermatology residents join an exceptional program in an exceptional University community. At Wisconsin, academic training is enhanced not only by the intellectual opportunities available throughout campus, but also through Madison’s diverse and vibrant culture.
Our Department offers an innovative curriculum in core areas of dermatology along with subspecialty electives. The courses are challenging and rewarding and take place in a variety of clinical settings including University, Veterans Administration and community hospitals, and multiple outpatient clinics.
The Department has a diverse faculty offering a variety of clinical, research and educational opportunities. General dermatology clinics plus specialty clinics in CTCL, Melanoma, Contact Dermatitis, Mohs Surgery, Lasers, and Transplant Dermatology complement the research areas of six NIH funded faculty.
The three year program in General Dermatology begins at the PGY-2 level. This residency provides trainees with a broad educational experience in clinical, surgical, dermatopathology and research areas. Successful graduates of this program are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the optional PGY-5 year, the Year of Professional Enhancement.