Dermatology Residency
ACGME - Continued Accreditation

Recommended Journals


Continuity Clinic

     Island Dermatology

Mohs Surgery - Danielle Moul, M.D. / Stephanie Martin, M.D.

Plastic Surgery - Arian Mowlavi M.D.

Harbor ULCA Clinic - Delphine Lee, M.D. / Meiling Yuen, M.D.

Annual Reports - Must be typed and submitted within 30 days after the completion of training year, not before.  Segregated totals and inpatient consultation logs should be submitted by email as Excel spreadsheet to the AOCD.

Recommended Text Books


Resident Requirements

Scientific Papers - Prepare three (3) papers or manuscripts during each year of training

Gross & Microscopic Symposium Abstract - at the AAD annual meeting at least once in three year training

Scientific Poster - at the annual AOA/AOCD meeting during second year of training

Case Presentation - at the annual AOA/AOCD meeting during third year of training

Mandatory Meetings - Spring AOCD / Annual AAD

Elective - 1 month per academic year

Vacation - 14 days vacation per academic year

Program Forms

Applicant Requirements

Have graduated from an AMA/AOA accredited medical school
Have completed an AMA/AOA approved internship
Present passing board scores
Present a curriculum vitae
Present a personal statement
Present a list of previous dermatology rotations
Present three letters of reference, two being from practicing dermatologists
Present a medical school transcript
Present a Dean’s letter

Program Goals

To provide training that integrates basic medical sciences with clinical medicine in an orderly, progressive, and academic manner from a defined department of dermatology.
To provide training that integrates the seven core competencies of osteopathic medicine.
To provide the resident with progressive responsibilities, commencing with general medicine skills  and progressing to complete care of patients in need of dermatologic care.
To develop the teaching skills of the dermatology residents.
To develop medical ethics and interpersonal skills of the residents.
To develop an interest in and understanding of research in dermatology.
To develop professional leadership and management skills of the residents.
To provide learning experiences based on measurable objectives for the education of residents during a three-year residency program.
To prepare the resident to meet certification requirements of the AOA through the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology.


Andrews Book Club (Weekly) - David Horowitz, D.O.

Journal Club (Monthly) 

Board Review (Twice per month) - Mike Kassardjian, D.O.

Clinical Dermatology Series (Weekly) - Navid Nami, D.O.

Dermatopathology (Weekly) - Paul Shitabata, M.D.

Resident Lectures (Weekly) - University of California Irvine Department of Dermatology

Grand Rounds (Monthly) - University of California Irvine Department of Dermatology

Chino Valley Medical Center - Resident lectures (monthly)