UW Dermatology 2023-2024 Interview Season Statement
The faculty at the University of Wisconsin have historically taken a holistic approach to application review and interview selection. We are interested in the personal characteristics of each applicant and their potential for providing outstanding dermatologic patient care. With the transition to video interviews, our team is working to ensure you get a ‘feel’ for the program through our website, Instagram page, virtual Grand Rounds, and “Matching with a Mask” YouTube series. We embrace the recommendations of the Association of Professors of Dermatology for the interview season. We welcome you to reach out to our Department contacts if you would like more specific information about our program.
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.
Current UW SMPH M1/rising M2 students can apply to assist a faculty mentor with an active study during summer session.
We host the Moss Lecture, Wisconsin Dermatological Society, and the Reizner Lectureship to support the continuing medical education of dermatologists throughout Wisconsin.
Dermatology offers several clinical and research opportunities to medical students, including a clinical research fellowship, the Shapiro summer research program, and various courses for students at SMPH and other institutions.
SMPH students can take various rotations & electives with the Department of Dermatology. We also host medical students visiting from other campuses during the months Jul - Nov.
Fellows in Pediatric Dermatology have the opportunity for remarkable training with three board-certified pediatric dermatologists who have earned dozens of accolades for teaching, clinical care and research.
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 invite rising M3 and M4 students to apply for a one-year Clinical Research Fellowship in the Department of Dermatology.
Message from the Vice Chair of Education
Thank you for your interest in the University of Wisconsin Dermatology educational offerings.
I am proud to introduce you to the many educational and clinical opportunities we offer in our Residency Program. 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
Residency Program Director
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health ForWard Curriculum Phase 3 Director
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