dermatology residency hero new

Dermatology Residency

Become an expert dermatologist and prepare for clinical practice or a fellowship in the Dermatology Residency.

Dermatology  residents 570

What sets us apart?

The residency in Dermatology is an intimate program that allows for one-on-one education and the nurturing of one’s dermatologic skills by a world-class faculty who enjoy teaching. Established in 2002, our residency strives to produce excellent dermatologists regardless of where their future paths lead, by providing a broad background in all aspects of dermatology. We have robust experiences in general dermatology, dermatopathology, pediatric dermatology, dermatologic surgery and cosmetics. Residents gain experience in multiple practice sites including academic and private practice locations.

Serving the community

Service to the community is strongly valued with resident participation in a Norfolk-based free clinic and a student-run free clinic. Urgent dermatologic care is part of every trainee's experience through our department walk-in clinic as well as the consult service at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Given the diversity of the Norfolk area population, trainees are exposed to a range of skin conditions and concerns. This, coupled with this area’s high rate of cutaneous cancers, provides a range of pathologies in a variety of patient populations. In addition, the program is active in outreach such as screening events and the annual fund-raising fun run.

See yourself in Hampton Roads

The Hampton Roads region that we serve is a vibrant community with 1.7 million residents scattered across nine cities and five counties in southeastern coastal Virginia.

Miles of waterfront, historical and cultural attractions, parks and outdoor recreation areas, lively nightlife, seasonal festivals and family-friendly entertainment make it clear that there's something for everyone here in Hampton Roads.

At our institute, we know life happens, and we want you to be covered when it does. That’s why we offer competitive benefits packages for our residents and fellows.

Residents meet at orientation

A supportive environment

Work-life balance is important during your residency, and we are committed to supporting our residents throughout their time at our institute. Through Wellness Works program, our residents and fellows receive the same wellness resources as our faculty and staff.

In addition, our Resident Wellness program for residents and fellows gives you access to support groups, after-hours counseling services, running clubs, leadership coaching and more.