The Dermatology Residency Training Program at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) offers a four-year integrated training program with 2 residency positions starting from the PGY-1 year through the PGY-4 year. Residents accepted to our program do a preliminary year in internal medicine onsite prior to starting the dermatology program (PGY2-4). Doing a preliminary year onsite allows for smooth and effective transition due to familiarity of the electronic medical record system, hospitals and local healthcare landscape. Residents interested in starting/completing research projects also have ample elective time to do so during preliminary year and have the opportunity to go to regional and national dermatology meetings.
The missions/goals of this program are to develop clinical, technical, professional skills necessary to provide the best possible care for patients as specialists in Dermatology.
Principles of diagnosis and treatment are taught progressively throughout the 3 years of training. The program emphasizes clinical care in multiple practice settings to provide an in-depth understanding of all aspects of dermatologic conditions, including the development of pathological and surgical skills required for the practice of the specialty.
Residency training in Dermatology at Kaiser Permanente Southern California provides experience in all aspects of Dermatology, including medical dermatology, inpatient consultations, pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, minor dermatologic surgery, Mohs surgery, and cosmetic dermatology and lasers. Based primarily out of Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC), residents are exposed to a diverse patient population with a wide breadth of pathology. Residents gain additional training in outside rotations, including Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), City of Hope (COH), and various Kaiser sites including Panorama City.