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Program Coordinator, Dermatology Residency Program
Jessenia Pomares
Phone: 305-243-4472
Email: JXP1880@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
We participate in the National Resident Matching Program and typically interview between 40 and 50 outstanding candidates for our residency slots.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application System.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from the ERAS open date to October 15. Interviews are conducted on Wednesdays in early January (with typically two available dates).

Call Schedule

Call is divided between first-year (PGY-2) and second-year (PGY-3) residents and consists of home call. Residents do not need to be onsite overnight. Residents are required to provide coverage for our primary teaching sites, including Jackson Memorial Hospital, Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mt. Sinai and UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1201 N.W. 16th Street

Miami, FL 33125

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Mount Sinai Medical Center

4300 Alton Road

Miami Beach, FL 33140

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

1475 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 prior to the start of the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a completed internship (PGY-1) in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery or transitional medicine. This internship must be applied for separately from our program.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Dermatology Residency

Mission & Vision

We aim to develop leaders in dermatology as independent thinkers and lifelong learners who will advance the field of dermatology. They will accomplish this through ethical, evidence-based practice, innovative ideas and the performance of novel, high-quality research.

Mission & Vision

We aim to develop leaders in dermatology as independent thinkers and lifelong learners who will advance the field of dermatology. They will accomplish this through ethical, evidence-based practice, innovative ideas and the performance of novel, high-quality research.

Program Director’s Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Dermatology Residency Program.

Program Director’s Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Dermatology Residency Program.

Founded in 1956, the University of Miami Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery has a storied history and is one of the best and largest dermatology training programs in the country. Our program provides trainees with rigorous and comprehensive training in understanding the science of skin biology, as well as medical, pediatric and procedural/surgical dermatology and dermatopathology. Residents have the benefit of working with a wonderfully diverse and unique population of patients within a number of different clinical settings, ranging from public hospitals to private clinics. We also have many specialty clinics and specialized rotations, including, but not limited to cosmetic, hair/nails/contact dermatitis, Hansen’s disease, immunobullous, inpatient, laser, pediatric, phototherapy, pigmented lesion, psoriasis/biologics, surgery, teledermatology and ulcer/wound clinics.

With a large full-time and part-time faculty comprised of top leaders in the field, our program ensures a broad scientific understanding of the biology of skin and skin disease, as well as hands-on exposure to our specialty while working alongside some of the best in our field. Exposure to our world-renowned researchers and requirement of scholar activity is also an integral part of our training program.

Choosing where you are going to live and work is such an important aspect of selecting a residency program. Thankfully, as our program is located in one of the world’s premier destinations, choosing to work and live in Miami is not a difficult choice.

We encourage you to apply to our program and look forward to talking with you more about your future medical training.

-Director George W. Elgart, MD

-Director Brian W. Morrison, MD

Description

With a large full-time and part-time faculty comprised of top leaders in the field, our program ensures a broad scientific understanding of the biology of skin and skin disease, as well as hands-on exposure to our specialty while working alongside some of the best in our field. Exposure to our world-renowned researchers and requirement of scholar activity is also an integral part of our training program.

Choosing where you are going to live and work is such an important aspect of selecting a residency program. Thankfully, as our program is located in one of the world’s premier destinations, choosing to work and live in Miami is not a difficult choice.

We encourage you to apply to our program and look forward to talking with you more about your future medical training.

-Director George W. Elgart, MD

-Director Brian W. Morrison, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Residents per Year?

6 to 8

Duration of Residency?

3 years

Program Highlights

100% board pass rate over 5 years

60,000+ patient visits annually across various locations

1 of the largest training programs in the country (established in 1956)

Support Groups

Program Highlights

100% board pass rate over 5 years

60,000+ patient visits annually across various locations

1 of the largest training programs in the country (established in 1956)

Program Curriculum

Prior to starting at our program, residents are required to complete an internship (PGY-1) in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery or transitional medicine. This internship must be applied for separately from our program.

Year 1 (PGY-2)

The first (PGY-2) year provides a great deal of clinical experience in the practice of medical dermatology and cutaneous surgery in a variety of settings with the objective of developing sound clinical evaluation, management of skin disease and performance of basic dermatologic procedures under the direct supervision of senior residents and attending physicians.

By completion of the first (PGY-2) year, residents should be able to:

  • Accurately and completely describe cutaneous lesions.
  • Apply basic knowledge of phototherapy, including treatment of patients with PUVA and UVB therapy.
  • Perform basic diagnostic tests utilized by dermatologists, such as Gram stain; patch test; potassium hydroxide preparation; punch biopsy; shave biopsy and Tzanck preparation.
  • Perform an elliptical excision of a lesion and repair of the surgical defect.
  • Provide a complete differential for specific disease categories.
  • Provide first-line therapy for both inpatient and outpatient dermatological diseases that are most commonly encountered.

In addition, first-year (PGY-2) residents are expected to select, develop and begin implementing a research project protocol after project approval by the research committee.

Year 2 (PGY-3)

The second (PGY-3) year provides continued and increasing levels of responsibility in the evaluation and management of dermatologic patients and in the performance of dermatologic procedures, including surgery under the direct supervision of senior residents and attending physicians.

By completion of the second (PGY-3) year residents should be able to:

  • Analyze the body of knowledge and current scientific research underlying the care they offer.
  • Become competent, professional and knowledgeable about outpatient dermatologic disorders. Know most of the intricacies of patient/doctor relationships and professionalism as it applies to outpatient encounters.
  • Identify basic dermatologic lesions and histological findings, and provide a working differential diagnosis.
  • Provide a more comprehensive differential diagnosis for specific dermatologic disease categories.
  • Provide first-, second- and third-line therapies for both inpatient and outpatient dermatological diseases.

In addition, second-year (PGY-3) residents are expected to continue their research projects and ultimately submit a manuscript based on their research for publication in a peer review journal by the end of their third (PGY-4) year.

Year 3 (PGY-4)

The third (PGY-4) year provides the senior resident with a leadership and supervisory role of each assigned rotation under the direct supervision of the attending physicians. Senior residents are directly responsible for the junior residents’ evaluation and management of patients, as well as surgical procedures performed and administrative duties relative to the clinic assignment.

By completion of the third (PGY-4) year, residents should be able to:

  • Apply basic knowledge of evaluation and management coding, billing and reimbursement procedures.
  • Apply patient management skills to a large, referral-based private dermatologic practice.
  • Apply sound medical evaluation, management and leadership skills to a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings encountered in the practice of dermatology and cutaneous surgery.
  • Demonstrate expertise in a selected area of dermatologic practice.
  • Effectively teach dermatologic principles and procedures to junior dermatology residents and students.
  • Function as a complete professional.
  • Identify both common and unusual dermatologic lesions histological and provide a complete differential diagnosis.
  • Manage patients with Hansen’s disease.
  • Perform complex and advanced dermatologic procedures including flaps, grafts and cosmetic procedures.

Scholarly Tracks

Residents, outside of our MD to PhD track and PhD to resident track, are currently required to perform scholarly activities during their residency.

Residents are encouraged to select one of the following tracks:

Clinical Educator
The goal is to develop clinical expertise in a defined area. This will occur by working with a faculty mentor in a specialized area, on a regular basis, through the latter part of training. There is a minimum of three scholarly publications to be submitted to “major” dermatology journals, which could include case reports, case series, research work or a scholarly review. This track will prepare trainees for a clinician educator position in an academic institution after graduation, if desired.

Clinical Research
The goal is to gain clinical research experience. This will occur by developing and carrying out a mentored clinical research project, including obtaining approval from the Institutional Review Board. Devoted time for projects, ideally during the second year of dermatology training, will be provided. The results of the project should be presented at a national or regional meeting, and a manuscript should be submitted for publication. This track will prepare trainees for a clinical research position in an academic institution after graduation, if desired.

Bench Research
The goal is to gain basic science research experience. This will occur by developing and carrying out a mentored basic research project. Devoted time to carry out a project, ideally during the second year of dermatology training, will be provided. The results of the project should be presented at a national or regional meeting and a manuscript should be submitted for publication. This track will prepare trainees for basic science postgraduate training or a basic research position in an academic institution after graduation, if desired.

Program Transparency

Selection/Exclusion Criteria

  • USMLE score – None, all applications are reviewed
  • Allopathic vs osteopathic – The Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery considers both
  • Location – There is no regional favoritism and open to FMGs
  • No LOR requirements
  • We DO accept applications from those applicants who have completed prior residencies
  • No research requirement
  • We will be performing holistic review of applications with emphasis on underrepresented minorities

Interview Information

  • Interview dates for 2020-21 January 13, 20 & 27th, 2021
  • Interviews will be conducted virtually this year
  • Number of available positions – 7
  • Preferred etiquette for communication – please email Ms. Jessenia Pomares at jpomares@miami.edu

Program-Specific Priorities

UM Frost Dermatology prioritizes training those applicants who have the greatest potential to make impactful contributions to Dermatology, during and after training.

Diversity & Inclusion

For nearly two decades, clinicians and researchers at the UM Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, have been at the forefront of trying to end health disparities, including improving outcomes in patients of color. In times like these, we reflect upon our commitment to training the future leaders of dermatology, increasing diversity and upholding justice and equality. We stand united in supporting these values in both our personal and professional lives and as members of the public health community.

Diversity Committee Members

Rivka Stone, M.D. PhD (chair)
Andrea Maderal, M.D.
Brian Morrison, M.D.
Alyx Rosen-Aigen, M.D.
Fernanda Bellodi Schmidt, M.D.

Skin of Color Division Faculty Members

Heather Woolery- Lloyd, M.D.
Laura Scott, M.D.
Shasa Hu, M.D.

Your Faculty

Alyx Rosen Aigen, MD
Assistant Professor

Barbara Bedogni, PhD
Associate Professor

Stephen Davis
Research Professor

George W. Elgart, MD
Director, Dermatology Residency Program
Professor
Vice Chair, Education

Katlein Franca, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Shasa Hu, MDAssociate Professor

Natalia Jaimes, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Joaquin Jimenez, MD
Research Professor

Ivan Jozic, PhD
Research Assistant Professor

Jonette Keri, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD
Chair, Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
Harvey Blank Professor

Hadar Lev-Tov, MD
Associate Professor

Jie Li, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Andrea Maderal, MD
Associate Professor

Mariya Miteva, MD
Associate Professo

Brian W. Morrison, MD
Director, Dermatology Residency Program
Associate Professor

Leigh Nattkemper, PhD
Research Assistant Professor

Anna Nichols, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Keyvan Nouri, MD
Professor

Irena Pastar, PhD
Research Assistant Professor

Ralf Paus, MD
Professor

Lawrence A. Schachner, MD
Chair, Stiefel Laboratories
Former Chair, Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
Professor

Fernanda Schmidt, MD
Associate Professor

Rivka Stone, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Jennifer Tang, MD
Associate Professor

Marjana Tomic-Canic, PhD
Professor
Vice Chair, Research

Antonella Tosti, MD
Fredric Brandt Endowed Professor

Tongyu Cao Wikramanayake, PhD
Research Associate Professor

Alumni Placements Include:

Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
New York University
Northwestern University
St. Luke’s Dermatology Associates
University of Miami
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Alumni Placements Include:

Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
New York University
Northwestern University
St. Luke’s Dermatology Associates
University of Miami
University of Nebraska–Lincoln