Date Issued: 06/25/2002
Prior Revision Date: 03/12/2007
Date Reviewed and Revised: 03/02/2009

Dermatology Curriculum

Department: Internal Medicine

Faculty Coordinator: Peter Hino, M.D.

Hospital: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Periods offered: All

Length: 2 Weeks (unless otherwise approved by a dermatologist for a 4 week rotation)

Max no. of residents: 1

First Day Contact: Toni Essary - (214) 739-5821

First Day Time: 8:00 am

First Day Place: 8230 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 500

Requirements: Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Vacation: No Vacation (Unless it is approved for a 4 week rotation then you can request 1 week vacation)


  1. Course Description:
  2. Residents will participate in a busy office-based dermatological practice. During this time they will be exposed to the evaluation and management of a multitude of dermatology disorders. They will learn to appropriately use shave biopsy and cryotherapy. They will know when to appropriately refer patients for dermatologic consultation.

  3. Course Goals and Objectives: (based on ACGME competencies for resident education)

Patient Care:

Residents are expected to provide care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease and at the end of life.


Medical Knowledge:

Residents are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others.


Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

Residents are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care practices:


Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

Residents are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families and other members of health care teams.



Residents are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, an understanding and sensitivity to diversity and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession, and society.


Systems-Based Practice:

Residents are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve and optimize health care.


III. Methods of instruction:

    1. Didactic (schedule, topic, faculty)
    2. Daily residents conference 12:00-1:00 p.m. - IM Training Room
      Wednesday mornings 7:30-8:00 a.m. - Clinical Ground Rounds - IM Training Room
      Wednesday afternoons 12:15-1:00 p.m. - Internal Medicine Update - Haggar Hall
      Friday mornings 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. - Coffee with Cardiology - IM Training Room

    3. Clinical

Daily Dermatology clinic. See course description.