Skills and competencies fellows are expected to master while in this program:
- Acquire the knowledge to diagnose and treat common pediatric dermatologic conditions competently.
- Appropriately treat and manage children on systemic medications such as methotrexate, propranolol, cyclosporine, prednisone, among others; including lab monitoring and knowledge of adverse effects.
- Reliably diagnose and oversee appropriate referral and treatment of pediatric vascular birthmarks and tumors.
- Competently recognize cutaneous manifestations of neurofibromatosis, in order to diagnose, work-up, and follow patients long-term with Neurofibromatosis.
- Acquire knowledge and access to resources for appropriate genetic work-up of patients with dermatologic related diseases.
- Recognize cutaneous signs of rheumatologic/autoimmune disease, and appropriately test and refer these patients.
- Achieve knowledge and technical proficiency in the full range of common pediatric dermatologic procedures.
- Demonstrate effective intra-personal and communication skills with patients, patients' families, and professional associates.
- Demonstrate effective teaching abilities to residents and students in lectures and during patient care.
- Adhere to ethical principles and display respect, truthfulness, and sensitivity to cultural diversity.
These goals and objectives are aligned with the American Board of Dermatology Sub-specialty certification requirements and address professional performance as well as ethical principles and cultural diversity.