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 Dermatology Education and Training

​Marshfield Clinic Dermatology Residency's mission is to train excellent dermatologists through strong clinical mentorship, fostered foundations in critical thinking and resourceful information gathering, a satisfying work environment, and experiences with a broad variety of diseases of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes in patients of all ages.

Our training year rotation schedule is made up of 26 2-week blocks. Please click HERE to see an example of a schedule.  Our subspecialty clinics consist of pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology and Mohs surgery.  Elective blocks are scheduled for one 2-week rotation in your second year and two 2-week rotations in your third year.

Research Expectations

By January 1 of the first year in residency, the dermatology resident will choose a project idea and select an initial faculty mentor with whom they wish to pursue upper level resident scholarly project(s). Prior to completion of the first year of dermatology training, residents will complete a research proposal. The Resident Research Facilitator should be included in this process.  Timelines are then developed with the resident depending on the project's magnitude. Projects requiring funding should have submission plans for Resident Research Committee approval by the end of the first year. 

In the second and third years of dermatology residency training, the resident is expected to continue through completion of the scholarly project proposed during the first year of dermatology training, including the literature review, protocol development including IRB approval, data acquisition, data analysis, results, discussion and conclusion of the project.  Each project will be expected to be of a quality to produce a publication submission to a reputable dermatology journal. 

Call Expectations

Each resident will be on-call approximately one week in six. In addition, residents can expect one major and/or one minor holiday call each year, which is predetermined.  There will always be an assigned attending on-call as the on-call supervisor. 

Conferences and Didactics

All members of the core teaching staff are involved in residency training and education.  On average, we offer 10 hours of protected academic time weekly, used for conferences and scholarly activity.  We have weekly dermatopathology conferences (approximately 4 hours weekly).  Please click HERE to see a sample of our monthly academic calendars.

Resident Well-Being

Marshfield Clinic residency programs are conscientious of the well-being of their residents.  The Division of Education, along with your program director and faculty, supports a healthy learning environment.  Please visit our Resident Well-Being Committee website for more information.

In addition to the Resident Well-Being Committee, Dermatology also has a policy where residents can use up to four 2-hour blocks a year for resident personal discretionary well-being time.  Residents are not required to use this time but can for personal needs that are not regularly able to be met after normal work hours (i.e. car repair, driver's license).