Med Derm Residency

Department and Program Mission Statement / Philosophy

The mission of the Department of Dermatology is to teach dermatology to medical students, residents, fellows and other healthcare providers; to promote excellence in patient care for patients with disorders of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes; and to promote research in the field of dermatology.

The goal of the residency and fellowship programs is to provide each resident/fellow with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become an expert and excellent clinical dermatologist/procedural dermatologist in a professional learning environment of scholarship, friendship, cooperation, and mutual respect.

Our program was independently approved by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2006. The program is based at the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota, and residents rotate through the following sites:

The residents rotate through inpatient wards, intensive care units, the emergency room and urgent care settings. The experience is enriched with multiple outpatient clinics in all subspecialties and consultation services. Elective time and protected time for scholarly activities and research is provided. The residents will actively participate in the review and evaluation of the training program. When rotating in Dermatology, the resident will have the same experience and expectations as a Dermatology resident of equivalent program level. Please see the Dermatology residency page for further information. When rotating in Internal Medicine, the resident will have the same experience and expectations as a Medicine resident of equivalent program level. Please see the Internal Medicine Residency page for further information.

Program Schedule

Duration: 60 months
Graduates are eligible to take both American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Dermatology certification exams.

Rotation structure:
Y1: 12 months of Internal Medicine
Y2: 12 months of Dermatology
Y3: 6 months Derm, 6 months IM
Y4: 6 months IM, 6 months Derm
Y5: 6 months Derm, 6 months IM

The experience is the same as for the categorical programs, including same time in dermatologic surgery and medical specialties. A year is saved by counting common experiences (Rheumatology, Infectious Disease, electives, etc.)

Description of Combined Educational Experiences

Program Information

ACGME Program number: 785644008
NRMP number: 1334785C0 (call 1-866-617-5837)

Director: Kimberly Bohjanen, MD
Co-Director: Noah Goldfarb, MD
Program Coordinator: Falon Montreuil, 612-624-9964, dermapp@umn.edu