The dermatology residency program at Virginia Tech Carilion- Carilion Clinic was established in July 2014 by founding program director, Michael Kolodney, MD, PhD. The current program director, Mariana Phillips, MD, assumed responsibility for the program in January 2016. The program is the fourth ACGME accredited dermatology program in the state of Virginia.
The program aims to train residents to become outstanding dermatologists who provide dermatological care in a variety of settings and aims to instill core values of life-long learning, service to the specialty and the community, and outstanding work ethic. Ideal residents for program are those residents who are self-motivated and want to become leaders in a small program with an understanding that much of the framework and structure of the program will be dependent upon their contributions. We aim to recruit residents who will lead by example, become educators to learners from other specialties, and contribute to advancing the specialty in the form of innovative research and publications.
Goals of the Program:
- Provide a comprehensive core curriculum in medical, surgical, and dermatopathology to build a core fund of knowledge needed to become a dermatologist.
- Provide leadership within the local dermatology community- providing CME opportunities (grand rounds) and acting as a referral source.
- Teach our residents to become effective multi-disciplinary team players though inpatient consults and through collaboration in the outpatient setting with rheumatology, infectious disease, and surgical oncology in the management of complex patients.
- Build a “home” that our residents can be proud of owning and foster a sense of community, collegiality, and professionalism.
- Prepare residents for independent practice through progressive autonomy.
- Advance the specialty through scholarly activity in the form of original research and clinical observations.