The focus of the residency program lies in training competent clinical dermatologists. We also encourage academic development through participation in clinical studies, clinical research projects, and laboratory research.
The majority of our residents publish studies or case reports, and present their work at state and national meetings. Residents are involved in staffing our university clinic with about 12,000 outpatient visits per year, as well as the Student Health Clinic, the State School clinic, the city's Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, the VA Clinic, and a Lubbock state prison hospital.
Major strengths of the program include dermatologic surgery and dermatopathology. Training in Mohs surgery for skin cancer is strong, since each resident performs far more cases than average for other programs, and there is no competition for cases from fellows. Residents also may spend time in the private offices of local dermatologists.