Residents per year:  3 

Coordinator:   Ms. Jennifer Foskey

Telephone:     706-721-6231

Fax:                 706-721-6220

email:              jfoskey@augusta.edu 

Address:

1120 15th Street, FH 100
Dermatology Division
Augusta, GA 30912

 

Highlights:

■ Resident camaraderie

■ Great learning environment

■ Attending involvement in teaching

■ Quality & diversity of medical training

■ Competitive cost of living

Since 1967, over 145 residents have satisfactorily completed their residencies at Augusta University, and 9 are currently in training. The majority of trainees are in the full-time clinical practice of Dermatology, with the majority being located in the Southeastern United States, and thirteen practicing in Augusta. However, former residents now are located as far as Texas, Arizona, California, Montana, Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania and New York. Four former residents are in full-time academic dermatology.

The Dermatology Training Program continues to attract excellent resident applicants. Currently, three residents per year are accepted for training. In addition to dermatology residents, the department offers a one month elective in Dermatology to residents from other specialties including Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and Pathology. Approximately 30-35 residents from these services are on the dermatology elective yearly.

Clinical training in patient care is conducted primarily at the Augusta University Hospital and Clinics, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Training is graduated and comprehensive, with increasing levels of responsibility throughout the three year residency program. Over the years, newer and more sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic modalities have been introduced into the training program, including cryosurgery, photo-testing equipment, phototherapy units, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and laser therapy.

Training in Dermatopathology is carried out through:

  1. Weekly pathology conferences in which biopsies from patients are reviewed with the dermatopathologist and unknown slides are discussed by the residents
  2. A series of didactic lectures in dermatopathology
  3. Weekly slide conferences
  4. Monthly visiting professors of dermatopathology
  5. Travel allowances for dermatopathology seminars at a regional or national level.