The Washington D.C. Dermatological Society
GW residents are members of The Washington DC Dermatological Society and attend monthly meetings. Through participation in DC Derm, residents have the opportunity to establish meaningful relationships with community Dermatologists outside of GW early in their career. GW hosts a DC Derm meeting each year during which residents present patient cases.
Grand Rounds/Translational Science Lecture Series
Residents and faculty members attend grand rounds at three different institutions: George Washington University, The National Institutes of Health, and Washington Hospital Center.
Below is a sample schedule of Grand Rounds for the first half of the 2019 academic year:
|August 8, 2019||NIH Grand Rounds|
|August 15, 2019||GW Grand Rounds|
|August 22, 2019||NIH Grand Rounds|
|September 26, 2019||NIH Grand Rounds|
|October 10, 2019||NIH Grand Rounds|
|October 17, 2019||GW Grand Rounds|
|October 24, 2019||NIH Grand Rounds|
|November 14, 2019||NIH Grand Rounds|
|November 21, 2019||WHC Grand Rounds|
|December 19, 2019||GW Grand Rounds|
The GW Dermatology Residency Program hosts a quarterly session called, “Krazy Kodachromes,” where three faculty members give one hour kodachrome lectures to residents from GW and neighboring institutions.
Basic Science Lecture Series
GW residents attend the basic science lecture series at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center once a month. Second and third year residents are expected to present a basic science lecture.
Below is the basic science lecture schedule for 2017:
|August 10, 2017||Basic Science of Psoriasis (IL-17, 12, 22, 23 genetics)|
|September 14, 2017||Genetics of melanoma: CDK2NA, CDK4 mutations, BAP1, TERT, FAMMM, RTK pathway|
|October 12, 2017||Confocal microscopy, CGH, FISH, and molecular diagnostics in skin cancer|
|November 9, 2017||RAS, PI3K/AKT and MTOR signaling pathway and related diseases and therapies|
|December 14, 2017||Inflammasome and auto inflammatory diseases: (DIRA, PAPA, SAPHO, Pustular Psoriasis, Subcorneal Pustular Dermatosis)|
|January 11, 2018||Immunodeficiency syndromes: STAT3, CARD9, DOCK8, PGM3|
|February 8, 2018||Immunology: Cells, interleukins, and adhesion molecules.|
|March 22, 2018||Cutaneous microbiome, bacterial resistance and new antibiotics|
Intro to Dermatology Boot Camp
First-year dermatology residents often feel overwhelmed by the ever-expanding lexicon and body of knowledge that comprises dermatology. To bridge the gap between internship and the vast unknown of dermatology residency, a Washington, D.C.-based multi-institutional task force was formed to develop academic programming aimed at easing this transition. First-year residents from George Washington University, Georgetown/Washington Hospital, Walter Reed Medical Center, and Howard University convene for lectures, surgical lab, and interactive patient vignettes.
- Communicate effectively using dermatology’s descriptive clinical terminology.
- Know the basics of structure and function to enable clinicopathologic correlation.
- Observe approaches to several common – but challenging – dermatologic conditions.
- Recognize clinical presentations of the most common dermatologic emergencies.
- Increase personal, academic, and professional relationships among our residents.
- Children's National: Mary Maiberger, MD
- Washington Hospital Center: Helena Pasieka, MD
- GW: Adam Friedman, MD