Applicant Requirements

Graduated from an AMA/AOA accredited medical school

Completed an AMA/AOA approved internship

Present passing board scores

Present a curriculum vitae

Present a personal statement

Present three letters of reference, two being from practicing dermatologist

Present a medical school transcript

Present a Dean's letter



Journal Club (Monthly) 

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

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

Grand Rounds (Monthly) 

Chino Valley Medical Center - Resident lectures

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.

Recommended Text Books

Resident Requirements

Scientific Papers - Prepare 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 - Annual

Mandatory Meetings - Annual Fall AAD

Elective - 1 month per academic year

Vacation - 14 days vacation per academic year

Recommended Journals

Dermatology Residency
ACGME - Continued Accreditation

The mission of our dermatology training program is to provide residents with comprehensive structured cognitive and clinical education that will enable them to become a competent, proficient and professional dermatologists.  Our program is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse residents and physicians.  We recognize that diversity is a multi-faceted issue, encomassing race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender and disability and we feel that it is critical that our trainees reflect the diversity of the patients we serve and the US population as a whole.  

Our goal is to attract and retain diverse and culturally intelligent residents.