Training Program

Training Sites

Our training program utilizes the resources of three affiliated hospitals:

Froedtert Hospital
Froedtert Hospital is the only academic medical center in eastern Wisconsin and has consistently garnered awards and national rankings. With 500 beds and active inpatient service, residents have exposure to a broad range of consultative dermatology. In addition, Froedtert operates a network of outpatient clinics both at the main campus and in the surrounding community though dermatology residents will receive most of their training at the Froedtert main site at the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center.

Zablocki VA Medical Center
Located less than 5 miles from the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, the Zablocki VA provides a rich training experience for residents. The Zablock VA has 168 acute care beds, 113 nursing home beds, and provides over 500,000 visits annually through an extensive outpatient program. Veterans travel from as far away as northern Michigan to seek dermatology services at this center. Residents will provide dermatologic care to veterans in an outpatient dermatology clinic and through inpatient consultative services. There will be abundant exposure to the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, including surgical clinics.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
MCW has a strong tradition of excellent pediatric dermatology training, and we are fortunate to be affiliated with the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. A free-standing pediatric hospital, CHW provides specialty care to children throughout southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. Residents will gain substantial experience in the broad spectrum of pediatric dermatology, from routine diagnoses to rare quaternary consultations. Thriving outpatient clinics and inpatient consult services ensure that residents gain familiarity with treating a wide range of pediatric disorders. Dermatology residents will receive most of their training at the CHW main site at the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center

Residents will rotate through all three sites during their time in the MCW program. In addition to general adult and pediatric dermatology clinics, residents will have the opportunity to work in specialty clinics with expert faculty such as the Melanoma Clinic, Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic, Contact Dermatitis Clinic, Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center, and the Neurofibromatosis and RASopathies Clinic. Additionally, dedicated time will be allocated for clinical training in cutaneous surgery (Mohs and non-Mohs, adults and children), cosmetic dermatology, and dermatopathology.

Continuity Clinic

Residents have the opportunity to provide ongoing care and develop long-term relationships with patients through resident continuity clinics. These clinics start early in the first year of residency, with graduated autonomy and increased patient numbers in later years.

Didactics

Residents have 5 hours of didactic time each week with protected morning conference time. Morning conferences start at 7:30 am (sometimes 7:00 am) each morning in the resident room. Morning conferences include chapter reviews, faculty lectures, kodachromes, journal club, evidence-based medicine sessions, and surgical planning sessions. In addition, there are 4-5 morning workshops per year that provide several hours of hands-on experience with various procedures, such as lasers and filler injections. There are also 4-5 evening surgery teaching sessions to practice advanced surgical techniques on pigs’ feet. A sample didactics schedule is below:

Conference Schedule