The benefit of dual training in medicine and dermatology is not limited to the development of one’s ultimate career path. This combined training also allows for Medicine-Dermatology residents to act as educators to peers within both respective departments. Attendance at Medicine morning report, grand rounds, and other required medical subspecialty conferences, as well as Dermatology morning didactics and grand rounds, will be expected per the core Med-Derm curriculum. As part of the larger mission of the Med-Derm program, residents will be asked to perform the following educational activities:
- Medicine PGY-2 lecture: Med-Derm residents will be expected to present a topic of their choosing at the noontime PGY-2 Medicine Lecture Series. Residents will be assigned a mentor in Dermatology or Medicine as a means to learn the skills of giving an effective talk.
- Medicine journal article review: PGY-2 residents are expected to review a Medicine article from within the last year as a means to learn how to critically review medical literature. This review will be published locally in an annual Year in Medicine publication.
- Medicine PGY-3 case conference: PGY-3 residents are expected to present at one of the following Medicine conferences (M&M, Morning Report or Clinicopathologic conference [CPC]). Residents will be paired with faculty from Dermatology and Medicine to identify a case and develop the presentation.
- PGY-2 through PGY-5: Residents will be expected to present interesting inpatient dermatology cases one to two times annually to both medicine residents (Medicine morning report) and dermatology residents (Dermatology morning didactics).