Curriculum

Clinical Activities:

Clinical responsibilities for our residents are split evenly between George Washington Medical Faculty Associates/University Hospital and the Washington, DC VA Medical Center. At each site, time is specifically allocated to weekly sessions at Children's National Health System.

George Washington University          
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

0800-1200

0800-1200

0800-1200

0800-1000

Pigmented Lesion Clinic/Hospital  Follow Up Clinic

Off or Call from Home

Off or Call from Home

Acute Dermatology Clinic/

General Outpatient Clinic

 

Mohs Clinic / 

General Outpatient Clinic

Children’s National Pediatric Clinic 

Grand Rounds

 

1100-1200

WRNMMC Basic Science  
(1x Month)/ Faculty and Guest Lectures

PM

 

1200-1300

1200-1300

Admin Time

 

 

Journal Club (Once a Month)/

CPC Conference (Once a Month)

Surgery / Cosmetic Lecture Series

 

1300-1500

1300-1700

1300-1700

1300-1545

 

General Outpatient Clinic / 

Supportive Oncoderm Clinic

 

Mohs Clinic /

General Outpatient Clinic

 

Surgery Clinic 

Dermatopathology Textbook / Slide Review

 

1545-1700

Andrews / Bolognia Textbook Review

  • At GW, all medical dermatology clinics serve as continuity clinics as patients are specifically booked under individual residents. Residents are on a rotational schedule with all faculty members for clinical and educational oversight. Residents rotate in several specialty clinics including: the Acute Dermatology clinic and Supportive Oncoderm clinic with Dr. Adam Friedman, Mohs and the High-Risk Skin Cancer clinic with Dr. Vishal Patel, Atopic Dermatitis clinic and Patch Testing clinic with Dr. Jonathan Silverberg, and surgery clinic with Drs. Vishal Patel and Lawrence Green.
  • Residents serve on the inpatient consult service on a rotational basis with Dr. Karl Saardi, Director of the inpatient consult service. Each consult service rotation lasts three months. 
  • Resident cosmetic clinic rotations are incorporated into the resident rotations all three years, with Dr. Pooja Sodha, Direct. In addition, Dr. Keaney gives the residents cosmetic dermatology lectures, followed by live patient demos and hands on teaching.
  • Resident dermatopathology rotations are incorporated into the resident rotations all three years. First and second year residents have two weeks dedicated to dermatopathology; third years are alloted a full month to dermatopathology. 
  • Second and third year residents are given the opportunity to complete an elective rotation or pursue research at a nonaffiliated institution within the United States or abroad. This elective is allowed to be up to four weeks in duration. Previous elective rotations have included: Health Policy Elective (Dr. Elizabeth Robinson) and ABC News, New York Elective (Dr. Angelo Landriscina).
Washington DC VA Medical Center      

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

0800-1200

Dermatology Clinic

Dermatology Surgery Cases

Dermatology Clinic

GW Didactics

Dermatology Clinic

1300-1600

Dermatology Clinic

 

Dermatology Clinic/Laser Clinic

 

1:00-2:30 Dermatolopathology Slide Review

2:30-4:00 Inpatient Consults, patient follow-up

GW Didactics

Children’s National Pediatric Clinic 

1600-1700

Inpatient Rounds

Inpatient Rounds

 

 

 

 

  • While at the VA, residents participate in general dermatology clinics, dermatology surgery cases, laser clinics, and inpatient rounds.
  • Residents work closely with Drs. Mary Maiberger, Nasir Aziz, Pooja Khera, and Lauren Payne.

Resident Didactics

All residents convene on Thursdays for  a full day of academic programming. An overview of the schedule is below:

Didactics:

0800–1000

Grand Rounds

  • GW, NIH, and Washington Hospital Center

1100–1200

Faculty Lecture/Kodachromes/Basic Science

  • Residents participate in a joint basic science lecture series with The Dermatology Service at Walter Reed. Lectures are held monthly.
  • Faculty and visiting lectures give clinical lectures on varying topics.

1200–1300

Surgical/Cosmetic Lecture Series

  • Surgery lecture series 
  • Cosemtic lecture series 

1300–1500

Dermatopathology

  • Dermatopathology textbook review led by Drs. Joseph Zahn, Frank Glass, and Dr. Grace Kao. 
  • Slide review led by Dr. Joseph Zahn.
1500 - 1600

Weekly Resident/PD + APD Meeting and Lecture

  • Residents meet weekly with Drs. Friedman and Zahn for resident meeting and lecture/kodachrome review. 

1600–1730

Textbook Review

  • Taught by third year residents

While on GW service, residents participate in the following monthly conferences:

  • Departmental Journal Clubs (typically Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays) from 12-1pm.
  • Clinicopathological Conferences (CPC) (typically Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays) from 12-1pm.
  • GME Core Curriculum on Wednesdays from 12 noon – 1 p.m.
  • The GME office offers a core curriculum lecture series for all residents with topics ranging from patient safety to quality improvement from September through June. An updated schedule can be found at http://smhs.gwu.edu/academics/graduate-medical-education/current-resident-resources/core-curriculum.

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and limited in-person rotations this year, GW Dermatology hosted an "Inside the Residency Program" webinar featuring program faculty and current residents. To watch the recording of the webinar and get a better idea of GW Dermatology clinical activities and resident didactics, please click here.