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Residency

The Tulane Dermatology Program serves patients across the Greater New Orleans region, providing exposure to a wide range of dermatologic conditions and patient populations. Tulane University has been a committed partner to our community for over 100 years, and Tulane Dermatology residents are a vital part of that community.

Resident Work Life

  • University Medical Center-New Orleans (UMC) clinics- UMC is a training hospital for over 1,000 residents every year, and the location of our resident-lead clinics and continuity clinic. Residents also provide inpatient consultative services and participate in burn-unit care. Surgery clinics are held 4-5 times per month and cutaneous t-cell lymphoma clinic is held once per month.
  • Tulane Medical Center clinics- The dermatology faculty hold general dermatology and specialty clinics at the Tulane University Hospital and Clinic in downtown New Orleans. Specialty clinics held here are the Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma, Mohs Surgery, and Resident Cosmetic Clinics. Residents provide inpatient consultative services and participate in dermatopathology slide review.
  • Southeast Louisiana Veterans Hospital- Located in the downtown medical district. Residents participate in team-based care to veterans in the outpatient dermatology clinic and the inpatient consultative services. Residents participate in weekly surgery clinics.
  • Children’s Hospital New Orleans- Located in Uptown, New Orleans. Children’s hospital pediatric dermatology clinics are lead by Pediatric Dermatology faculty and include a Vascular Anomalies clinic.
  • Tulane Doctors Clinic- Covington- The Tulane Doctors clinic is a satellite clinic location on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. Residents participate in outpatient clinics during their Tulane clinical rotations.
  • Ochsner Medical Center- Located in Jefferson, New Orleans. At Ochsner dermatology clinics, Tulane residents participate in outpatient clinics, including Mohs surgery, and rotate on the inpatient consultative service.
Graduated Responsibility

  • We believe that graduated responsibility fosters independence and confidence in medical and procedural dermatology.
  • At UMC and the VA-New Orleans outpatient dermatology clinics, residents are responsible for seeing patients and providing treatment.
  • Faculty is always on-site to provide supervision and assistance.
Didactic Education

  • Didactics are held on Fridays for 5-8 hours per session.
  • Didactic sessions include chapter reviews, faculty lectures, kodachromes, and hands-on workshops.
  • Special topics include: Dermoscopy series, Cosmetic dermatology series, Ethics and Professionalism
  • Dermatopathology slide review and quizzes occur weekly.
  • Departmental quizzes are given for each ABD Core Domain.
Conferences and Journal Clubs

  • UMC Grand Rounds- occurs once monthly- 4th Monday of every month. Moderator: Dr. Andrea Murina
  • Cutaneous Oncology Tumor Board- occurs once monthly Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey Lackey
  • JAAD Journal Club- 1st Friday of every month Moderator: Dr. Elizabeth McBurney
  • JAMA Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery journal clubs- Monthly
  • Clinical Case Conference- 4th Friday of every month Moderator: Dr. Andrea Murina
  • Louisiana Dermatological Society- Fall and Spring Meetings. Journal Clubs bi-annually.
  • Zola-Cooper-Lee Nesbitt Seminar- clinical and dermatopathologic seminar- yearly-November
Continuity Clinic

  • Tulane Resident Continuity clinics occur on Friday mornings every month at UMC.
  • Residents are encouraged to schedule their own patients into their continuity clinics.
  • Continuity clinic groups are maintained over 3 years of residency.
Tulane Resident Cosmetic Clinic

  • Tulane residents offer cosmetic services at Tulane Medical Center on Tuesday afternoons
  • Dermal fillers, neurotoxins, chemical peels and sclerotherapy are performed by residents under the supervision of faculty.
  • Contact the Dermatology Cosmetic Coordinator- 504-988-2740 for more information.
On-Call

  • 1st years provide 12 weeks of inpatient call coverage at Tulane Medical Center
  • 2nd years provide 8 weeks of inpatient call coverage at University Medical Center
  • 3rd years provide 4 weeks of inpatient call coverage at University Medical Center
  • Additional call coverage is provided at Ochsner Medical Center and Children’s Hospital New Orleans when on-rotation.
Research

  • Residents are required to participate in two research projects over three years
    • In-depth literature review on a clinical topic of interest
    • Peterkin project- IRB-approved research study