Education and Training Overview
UCSF Dermatology is proud to offer postgraduate fellowship programs in various subspecialties: pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, micrographic surgery, dermatologic oncology, and complex medical dermatology. We also provide a psoriasis clinical research fellowship and a summer research program for medical students.
We offer two and four-week electives for medical students.
The UCSF Dermatology Residency Program challenges its trainees to excel in delivering comprehensive and compassionate care to all. Through intentional mentorship, we encourage our residents to pursue lifelong learning as ethical clinicians, insightful educators, and innovative scientists. Our supportive community cultivates humility, commitment, and high standards while promoting novel career pathways, leadership, scholarship, service, and global engagement. We train residents from diverse experiences, backgrounds, faiths, genders, and orientations to meet present and future healthcare needs. We offer a three-year ACGME-accredited clinical training track and an alternative ABD-approved, four-year research-intensive track. Most entrants into this 2+2 track have been MD/PhDs with interests in fundamental science research. However, we also welcome applications from epidemiologists, population-level scientists, and physicians without PhDs who have an established interest in a research area and have spent a minimum of one year dedicated to full-time research endeavors.
The UCSF Dermatology Department hosts Grand Rounds lectures, patient viewing, and staff conferences weekly.