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.
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 in 2017:
|July 27, 2017||NIH Grand Rounds|
|August 10, 2017||NIH Grand Rounds|
|August 17, 2017||GW Grand Rounds|
|August 24, 2017||NIH Grand Rounds|
|September 14, 2017||NIH Grand Rounds|
|September 21, 2017||WHC Grand Rounds|
|September 28, 2017||NIH Grand Rounds|
|October 12, 2017||NIH Grand Rounds|
|October 19, 2017||GW Grand Rounds|
|October 26, 2017||NIH Grand Rounds|
Clinical Lecture Series
Twice monthly lectures on varying topics are given by a core faculty member or by volunteer faculty.
Below is a sample of clinical lectures in 2016:
|August 4, 2016||Pediatric Kodachromes by Dr. Kalyani Marathe|
|August 11, 2016||"Injectibles Pt 1" by Dr. Terrence Keaney|
|August 18, 2016||"Common Consult Scenarios" by Dr. Mary Maiberger|
|September 1, 2016||"Pediatric Lasers" by Dr. Iris Rubin|
|September 22, 2016||Kodachromes by Dr. Shabnam Shahabadi|
|October 6, 2016||PubMed Lecture by SMHS Himmelfarb Librarians|
|October 20, 2016||"Psoriasis Treatment and Comorbidities" by Dr. Ronald Prussick|
|October 27, 2016||"Introduction to Lasers" by Dr. Terrence Keaney|
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|
Dr. Shabnam Shahabadi, GW residency program alum, reviews kodachromes to residents once a month at GW.
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, and Howard University convene for lectures, surgical lab, and interactive patient vignettes. This pilot program is the first of its kind in the United States, and has the potential to be implemented nationally.
- 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: Scott Norton, M.D., M.P.H.
- Washington Hospital Center: Christine DeWitt, M.D.
- GW: Adam Friedman, M.D.