Overview

The Dermatopathology Fellowship Program at the University of Chicago is dedicated to training expert consultants in the microscopic diagnosis of diseases of the skin and mucosae.  The Program strives to enhance the overall field of dermatopathology by encouraging graduates to devote a large part of careers to dermatopathology, to apply their knowledge compassionately and ethically and to contribute their work to the field’s scientific foundations.

 

The program provides a continuous base of active participatory study and experience in dermatopathology, supplemented by training in complementary specialties according to individual needs.  The one-year program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and accepts one or two fellows each year.

Minimum requirements for admission to our fellowship program are:

  • MD or equivalent degree.
  • Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited Dermatology or Pathology Residency Program
  • For graduates of medical schools outside of the United States and Canada, USMLE certification reports for all steps. Canadian applicants can submit either the USMLE or LMCC certification reports for all steps.  Osteopathic graduates can submit either the USMLE or COMPLEX certification reports for all steps.
  • Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certificate for applicants who are not US citizens or green card holders.

We expect that by graduation all of our trainees will have accomplished or achieved the following:

  • Acquisition of a knowledge and skill base in dermatopathology that:
    • Permits a thoughtful and scientifically sound approach to the pathologic diagnosis of skin diseases;
    • Confers a level of expertise worthy of specialist-consultant status;
    • Satisfies all requirements of the American Boards of Dermatology and Pathology and ensures successful board certification;
    • Prepares graduates for a lifetime of continued professional and intellectual growth.
  • Contribution to the knowledge base of dermatopathology through one or more presentations or publications.
  • Skill in the teaching of dermatopathology, including making formal presentations to medical colleagues.