Residents at the Department of Dermatology receive 3 years of training (PGY2-4) in general dermatology and a variety of subspecialty areas, and can spend an additional year studying in a focused area.
SMPH students can do a 2- or 4-week rotation with the Department of Dermatology. We also host medical students visiting from other campuses during the months Jul - Nov.
Fredrick Mohs developed his surgical procedure at UW-Madison in the 1940s and trained countless physicians throughout his career. The Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship continues this tradition.
We host the Moss Lecture, Wisconsin Dermatological Society, and the Reizner Lectureship to support the continuing medical education of dermatologists throughout Wisconsin.
Message from the Program Director
Thank you for your interest in the University of Wisconsin Dermatology Residency Program. I am proud to introduce you to the many educational and clinical opportunities we offer. My colleagues and I foster a supportive, collegial environment with an emphasis on resident well-being. Our faculty are committed to the personal and professional growth of each resident, and provide mentorship to help residents to achieve their goals to provide high quality patient care in academic or private practice settings.
The faculty of the University of Wisconsin Department of Dermatology have a longstanding commitment to resident education. Our residency and fellowship training programs have an excellent reputation for providing a wide range of clinical experiences, including general dermatology, pediatric dermatology, specialty clinics, dermatopathology, cutaneous surgery, teledermatology and consultative dermatology. We also offer opportunities to explore research methodology and training.
Medical student education is also a priority of the Department of Dermatology. From the classroom to the clinic, faculty and resident introduce students to the principles of cutaneous medicine. The newly developed ForWard Curriculum integrates clinical science, basic science, public health curricula to maximize medical student education. In clinic, students are paired with residents during clinical rotations to promote learning and mentorship of students pursuing dermatology and non-dermatology residencies. Our residents serve as stellar role models for medical students.
As Program Director, it is my mission to provide the foundation for developing a successful career in Dermatology, while providing sufficient flexibility to individualize resident training to meet specific career goals. I welcome any questions you may have about training at the University of Wisconsin.
William Aughenbaugh, MD
Professor of Dermatology
Vice Chair of Education
Veterans Affairs Chief of Dermatology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health ForWard Curriculum Phase 3 Director