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The goals of the Department of Dermatology are education, patient care and research. Educational objectives focus on the full spectrum of dermatologic disease, in addition to emphasizing the importance of cutaneous signs of internal disease and surgical experience, including Mohs and cosmetic/aesthetic procedural dermatology.

Residents and students participate in the ambulatory and hospital care of patients at Tulane University Hospital and Clinic and University Medical Center, both situated in the medical district of downtown New Orleans. Residents also have weekly clinics at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Biloxi, MS. Faculty members staff the resident run clinics at University Medical Center and The VA Hospital. In these settings, residents provide primary dermatologic care for large numbers of patients under the direct supervision of faculty.  The diverse patient populations, with a wide spectrum of disease types, provide ample educational opportunities to residents and students. Residents also rotate through Ochsner Clinic Foundation and Children's Hospital, two large private-practice based hospital groups in the Greater New Orleans area.  Residents work closely with faculty on a one-on-one basis in these clinics.