The dermatology residency program at Virginia Tech Carilion- Carilion Clinic is the fourth ACGME accredited dermatology program in the state in Virginia. Currently, there are six core faculty members; 2 board certified dermatologists specializing in medical/ general dermatology, 2 fellowship trained Mohs surgeons, and 2 board certified dermatopathologist. We have three dermatology residents. Mariana Phillips, MD, the current residency program director, assumed responsibility for the program in January 2016.
The goal of the program is to train outstanding dermatologists who will provide dermatological care over a variety of settings- medical and surgical dermatology. The program aims to instill core values of life-long learning, service to the specialty and the community, and a high work ethic. Ideal residents for program are those residents who are self-motivated and want to become leaders in a small program, 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.
Our residents participate in resident continuity clinics, serve as integral members of the dermatology surgery team, and provide consultative services to inpatients at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, a regional level 1 trauma center. Resident curriculum is designed so that residents achieve training in the three core areas of dermatology practice- general/ medical dermatology, dermatological surgery, and dermatopathology.
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.