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 Dermatology Residency Overview

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​A Message from the Dermatology Program Director

The goal of the Marshfield Clinic Dermatology Residency is to provide trainees with the education and practical experience that will enable them to deliver superior specialized care to patients with diseases of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. This experience will be varied, broad, progressive and systematic. The four-year program, newly designated as a categorical dermatolog program in 2024, will include a transitional-year style internship that is incorporated into our ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine, Combined Medicine-Pediatrics, Pediatrics and General Surgery residency training programs at Marshfield Clinic Medical Center. After successful completion of the initial internship year, your dermatology training will include instruction in all clinical areas that bear upon the specialty of dermatology, dermatological surgery, dermatopathology, the pertinent basic sciences, and training in research and teaching.​

Residents will be provided:

  • Suitable institutional environment
  • Cooperative and supportive administrative authority
  • Stable financial base
  • Enthusiastic, competent, and available staff
  • Adequate patient population
  • Modern, efficient equipment and space
  • Satisfactory liaison with other disciplines that relate to dermatology

We design our curriculum to accommodate a variety of learning styles, including a blend of traditional lectures, discussion groups, independent readings, quizzes, resident-driven didactics, Socratic methodology, problem-based learning, interdisciplinary and team-based learning, literature reviews, and excellent clinical teaching with direct supervision and progressive autonomy.

It is the philosophy of the dermatology department that good dermatologists require strong clinical mentorship, fostered foundations in critical thinking, a happy work environment, and experiences with a broad variety of patient diseases.

For 60 years the Marshfield Clinic has actively participated in the year-round training of dermatology residents. Established in 1963 by Marshfield Clinic's first dermatologist, Dr. Stephan Epstein, the Dermatology Residency is the oldest of Marshfield Clinic - Marshfield Medical Center (previously Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital) residency programs. We provide general medical dermatology clinics, pediatric dermatology clinics, Mohs surgery clinics, hospital inpatient consultation services, dermatopathology service rotations, and a strong resident continuity clinic experience.

The Marshfield Clinic Health System dermatology residency is a categorical dermatology program, meaning that you will complete all four years of training within the Marshfield Clinic Health System. Your internship experience will include core rotations such as internal medicine wards, emergency medicine, and pediatrics wards but there will also be four months of selectives/electives that you will rank including allergy/immunology, rheumatology, and plastic surgery, just to name a few. After completion of your rotating internship year, you will then continue to the three-year dedicated dermatology residency. Our total complement of residents will be eight residents. ​

If you have further questions about our program, please contact us.

Erik J Stratman MD Erik J. Stratman, M.D.
Program Director
Dermatology Residency Program   
Marshfield Medical Center
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
1-800-541-2895 or 715-389-4151



Aimie Eckelberg  Aimie Eckelberg 
  Program Coordinator
  Dermatology Residency Program
  Marshfield Medical Center
  1000 North Oak Avenue
  Marshfield, WI 54449
  Phone: 1-800-541-2895 or 715-389-4151